Ghaziabad : , Nov 30 (IANS) Security forces continued to mount a strict vigil at the Ghazipur entry point on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border as scores of farmers from western Uttar Pradesh rallied on Monday at the spot.
Around 250 farmers hailing from Meerut, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad etc are camping at the Ghazipur border at present in support of thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana who have dug in their heels at the Singhu and Tikri borders in Haryana.
Even as farmers rallied peacefully or just loitered around on the Ghazipur border, a number of police personnel were busy recording their every movement on their mobile phones to keep the authorities posted on the situation.
More than 150 personnel of Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force and the Border Security Force are currently deployed on the Ghazipur border. Security arrangements were tight on Monday as compared with a day earlier.
Apart from putting up barricades on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border, police had put up concrete slabs across the highway to prevent farmers from moving ahead, even though the protesters have made it clear that they would stay put till instructions from their leaders on the next course of action.
"We are monitoring the situation closely," Delhi North-East Additional DCP Manjit Sheoran told IANS.
"At present, we do not have any input as to whether more farmers from Uttar Pradesh will reach the Ghazipur border or not. But if it happens, we are ready to handle the situation," the police officer said.
"We have told the farmers that if they wish to go to the Burari ground, we will escort them to that place; but they are not convinced."