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Shivraj Singh Chouhan orders probe into firing on farmers in Mandsaur

Security forces opened fire on farmers as intense agitation got out of hand

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Photo: Suryakant Niwate
Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Photo: Suryakant Niwate

With two farmers killed by during a protest in Madhya Pradesh's district on Tuesday, Chief Minister Singh Chouhan has ordered a into the matter.

The protesting farmers intensified their agitation earlier on Tuesday, as they continued to demand fair prices and loan waiver. However, things got out of hand when opened fire on the farmers, killing two and injuring three.

Meanwhile, internet services in Mandsaur, and remain suspended following the farmers' protests, and a curfew has also reportedly been imposed.

The has called for a state-wide shutdown on Wednesday.

The fresh protests come despite Chouhan's assertion on Monday that his government is taking all necessary steps to address the issues of the agitating farmers.

First Published: Tue, June 06 2017. 18:59 IST
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