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Farmers ‘nab’ youth sent to disrupt Jan 26 tractor rally

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Farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws on Friday said they have nabbed a youth who was part of a team assigned to disturb the upcoming tractor rally on January 26. The farmers also said that the youth told them that he was assigned to shoot four farmer leaders and cause trouble.

Farmers at Singhu Border on Friday in a press conference showed a masked man who claimed his team members were asked to pose as policemen and baton-charge the crowd during the January 26 rally.

The man, who was made to sit and speak in the press conference said half of his team was to pose as policemen and scatter the farmers’ groups on January 26.

“We were also given the photograph of four people, who were to be shot. The person who directed us is a cop,” the masked man said during the press conference.

The farmers said that the man was caught by the farmers for initially trying to defame the morcha by alleging that the protesters were harassing a girl.

What the man nabbed by farmers said

Delhi Police meanwhile claimed ignorance of the matter. The man was handed over to the Haryana Police and has been taken to Kundli Police Station for questioning.

The man also said that there were nine others, including two women, who were part of the team meant to create chaos during the tractor rally.

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He said he was trained by Pradeep Singh, station house officer of Rai police station.

The SHO of Rai police station is Vivek Malik and he said the station does not have a policeman named Pradeep.
The farmers have been protesting for nearly a month and a half demanding the repeal of three contentious agricultural laws. The protesters have decided to proceed with a planned tractor rally on Republic Day in Delhi.

 

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