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PYC President and 3 more arrested in Tractor Burning case in Delhi

In connection with the tractor burning incident near the India Gate during a protest against the farm bills recently passed by the parliament, the Delhi police have arrested four more people. Including the President of Punjab Youth Congress Brinder Singh Dhillon.

The other three individuals taken into custody are Abraham Roy Mani and Harish Panwar, both the general secretaries of All India Youth Congress, and Bunty (Rushikesh) Selke the in-charge of Punjab Youth Congress and The Secretary of All India Youth Congress.

Earlier, six individuals were arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the case.

At the Tilak Marg police station an FIR was registered under various sections of the law, including a non-bailable section of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, according to the Delhi Police.

Epidemic Diseases Act, Section 188 of Disaster Management Act and various other sections of the IPC have been booked against those arrested.

Around 15-20 unidentified people reportedly belonging to the Punjab Youth Congress gathered at the India Gate in the national capital, a few meters away from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament on Monday to protest against the farm bills, The Delhi Police told.

They set a tractor on fire just a few metres away from the India Gate, during their protest. The fire was later doused and the tractor was moved away from the spot by the Delhi police. A total of 10 people have been arrested in the connection to this case, including the six arrested on September 28.

The tractor was carried on a truck by 20 people to Rajpath, Man Singh Crossing. Which was then unloaded and set on fire. The police had also seized two vehicles in this matter, the Delhi Police told.

The Punjab Youth Congress activists entered Lutyens’ Delhi along with the Punjab Police car, according to the police sources.

 

 

source: with input from ians