Earlier around 1.30 PM yesterday, about 200 local villagers reached the Singhu border and went to meet the leaders of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee faction demanding that the protesters vacate the area and open the border. "They said that they have been providing all kind of help to the protesters for the last two months but now the protest is affecting their livelihood. Hence, they requested them to vacate the road. They had come on Thursday as well with the same request," Additional Delhi Police PRO Anil Mittal said. Some farmers resisted and pushing and pulling of the police barricades, which had been erected to secure the langar tents, ensued. Later, stone pelting started, the police said. While SHO Paliwal was trying to convince the farmers to stop stone pelting from their side, he was suddenly attacked by Singh, who was overpowered and apprehended at the spot, they said. The SHO sustained grievous injuries and five other police personnel were also injured, the senior officer said. However, the protesters claimed that those who visited the protest site were not locals but goons armed with sticks.