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Tractor set on fire at India Gate to protest against farm Bills, 5 detained

The fire department, they said, received a call at around 07:42 am. The group, which comprised of at least 20 people, escaped before the police arrived.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2020 12:20:24 pm
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A group of men set a tractor on fire near India Gate in Delhi to protest against the contentious farm bills on Monday morning. Five persons have been detained so far, police said.

The fire department, they said, received a call at around 07:42 am. The group, which comprised of at least 20 people, escaped before the police arrived.

“At least 15 to 20 persons arrived in a Tata 407 at around 7.30 am and tried to set a tractor on fire. They claimed to be members of Youth Congress Punjab,” DCP (New Delhi district), Dr Eish Singhal, said.

“The fire has been doused and the tractor has been removed. Legal action is being taken in the matter and identity of the persons involved is being ascertained. Five persons have been detained till now and one vehicle has been sized,” he added.

Locals told the police that the group was also chanting slogans before setting the vehicle ablaze.

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