Police claimed that 30 companies of Delhi Police were deputed on the route, of which 650 personnel were in civil clothes. “Security arrangements were made on short notice and were overseen by the Police Commissioner.”
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Speaking to The Indian Express, Prasann Mishra, BJYM’s Pakur chief and one of those named in the FIR, said: “Agnivesh has been constantly issuing statements that are against the true spirit of nationalism. He supports Naxals.
Maintaining that “fascist tendencies are getting strong”, Agnivesh said, “It is time political parties got together and fought these tendencies at the political, and at the social, level. Otherwise, these tendencies will simply burn you.”
Swami Agnivesh, known for his work against bonded labour, was punched, kicked and verbally abused by a mob on Tuesday outside a hotel in Jharkhand’s Pakur district, where he had gone to attend an event concerning the Paharia tribe.