The Punjab & Haryana High Court opened its doors at midnight on Sunday to grant security to BJP party worker Berjeshwar Jaswal and fourteen others who were forced to stay indoors by an armed mob posing as agitating farmers (Berjeshwar Jaswal v. State of Punjab)..In its order passed during the wee hours of Monday morning, the Bench of Justice Suvir Sehgal directed the Director General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala to personally ensure that the petitioners and other detainees are provided safe exit without any harm befalling them.The Court also directed the respondents to place a report before the Court at 2 PM on Monday, July 12..Notice was issued to the State, DGP, Senior Superintendent of Police and Additional Solicitor General telephonically..On July 11, a meeting was underway at the residence of the petitioner, when an aggressive and armed mob allegedly began gathering outside. The mob represented themselves as protesting farmers, the plea filed by Jaswal on July 11 stated..It was alleged that on attempting to leave the premises, the petitioners including two minor children were chased and thereafter, illegally detained inside the house. Further, the mob succeeded in disrupting the electrical connection to the premises and were pelting stones at the house, the plea said. .The aggrieved petitioners then called the police, who they claim failed to assist them in safely exiting the house. This prompted the petitioners to urgently move the High Court for relief..The petitioners submitted that the armed mob was being instigated by local leadership under the garb of the Kisan agitation. It was further prayed that as the police appeared to be in collusion with the detainers or helpless, central forces may be deployed..Advocate Anil Mehta appeared for the petitioners.