Farm bill protest: Five detained for setting tractor on fire at India Gate

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published Published on Sep 28, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 28, 2020

-The Hindu

The incident occured at around 7.15 a.m. on Monday.

A tractor was set on fire at Delhi’s India Gate by a group of men protesting against the farm Bills on Monday morning.

Eish Singhal, DCP (New Delhi), said that around 15 to 20 persons gathered at Rajpath near India Gate at around 7.15 a.m. and tried to set a tractor on fire. The fire has been doused and the tractor removed. Legal action is being taken in the matter and five persons have been detained in connection with the incident.

According to police, eyewitnesses said that that the protesters brought the tractor on a truck, and after reaching Rajpath, they pushed it on to the road and set it on fire. The protesters were holding pictures of Bhagat Singh and raised slogans against the farm Bills that were recently passed by Parliament.

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The Hindu, 28 September, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/tractor-set-on-fire-at-india-gate/article32712046.ece


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