The video in question shows the police forcibly evicting farmers' but we cannot be certain if they were lathi charged before or after.
However, the police officials refuted the charges and claimed that the protestors were sent off without using force. They said that the farmers were removed as they were causing hindrance to the development of the highway. Abhishek Singh, the PRO of the SP(Baghpat), said, “It is true that the force was in anti-riot gear. But we found only a handful of people at the protesting site. The elderly were moved to their homes using ambulances, and the leader of the protest, Brijpal Singh, was respectfully transported to his home. Since there was music going on at the site, we had to shout to be audible. No one was injured.” The official said no force was used, and eviction was carried out peacefully after the protesters had agreed on their request.
But the viral video circulated on social media platforms shows police officers holding batons, and farmers can be seen rushing out with their quilts and other belongings. The video clip is short, and police were not seen lathi charging any farmer in the video itself, but there is no certainty that the police did not use force before or after, and we can also see that the eviction was obviously somewhat violent.