Amid concerns over more than 100 persons from Punjab reportedly missing since violence during tractor parade on Republic Day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Helpline number 112 to report all such instances.
Around 70 lawyers were appointed by the state AG on his directives to provide free legal aid to farmers facing cases in the national capital.
Captain Amarinder Singh said that his cabinet colleagues had met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue and he would personally take up the cases of such missing persons/farmers with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
“Our hearts are with those fighting for their rights at the Delhi borders,” said the Chief Minister. He appealed to the people of Punjab to immediately dial 112 to report any case of a person missing since Republic Day violence, even if no cases had been filed with respect of such persons so far.
“We will do everything possible to locate those who are missing, adding, that "we are trying to get details and will ensure that they return to their homes.”
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar urged the Chief Minister to help out the farmers facing legal cases in the national capital, in response to which the latter said he had already directed Advocate General Atul Nanda to arrange for legal aid.
The directives followed Sunday’s statement by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, claiming that around 100 persons were missing since the Tractor Parade Day violence in Delhi on Republic Day.