Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar today appeared to defend police action on protesting farmers in Karnal, but admitted that the “choice of words” by the IAS officer who made the “crack their heads” comment, was “not correct”.
“Although the officer’s choice of words was not correct, strictness had to be maintained to ensure law and order situation there was kept under check,” he said at a press conference.
“If any action has to be taken (against the officer), it would first have to be assessed by the district administration. The DGP is also looking into it. To maintain law and order, strictness had to be ensured,” he added.