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Alwar: Police take four into preventive custody after Rakesh Tikat’s convoy ‘attacked’

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “The attack on the convoy of Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait ji in Alwar by BJP people is condemnable, action will be taken against those guilty."

Written by Deep Mukherjee | Jaipur |
Updated: April 3, 2021 7:57:12 am
Alwar: Police take four into preventive custody after Rakesh Tikat’s convoy ‘attacked’The convoy of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was allegedly attacked in Rajasthan's Alwar district on Friday. (PTI)

The convoy of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was allegedly attacked in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Friday, with the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader holding the BJP responsible for the incident.

According to police, four people including the student union president of a local university has been taken into preventive custody for disrupting peace.

Tikait, who was in Rajasthan to address a kisan panchayat in Alwar’s Harsoli, shared a video on Twitter showing the damaged rear windshield of a car that was part of his convoy. Supporters of Tikait accused the BJP of firing at the car and throwing ink on it.

“A murderous attack was made by the goons of BJP at Tatarpur crossing in Bansur, Alwar district. Pictures of the murder of democracy,” Tikait tweeted in Hindi along with the video.

Police said the incident took place on Friday afternoon when Tikait was going from the venue of one kisan panchayat to another.

“Tikait had two public meetings today in Alwar. After addressing a public meeting in Harsoli, Tikait was going to the venue of another meeting in Bansur. While he was on his way, some people under the leadership of Kuldip Rao, the student union president Raj Rishi Bharthari Matsya University, showed black flags at the convoy,” said Bhiwadi SP Ram Moorty Joshi.

He added that the protesters also threw ink at the convoy.

“The car in which Tikait was travelling had already gone ahead when the incident took place. We have information that the protesters also threw ink on the cars. We have also found that the glass of one of the cars in Tikait’s convoy was broken. There was an altercation between supporters of Tikait and those who showed black flags. We have taken four people including Rao into preventive custody for disrupting peace,” said Joshi.

He added that till now no complaint has been filed by the farmer side and no FIR has been lodged in the incident.

Atul Agre, circle officer, Kishangarh Vas said that no evidence of firing has come across during preliminary investigation.

BJP’s Alwar North president Balwan Yadav said that he is not aware of the incident.

Meanwhile, reacting over the issue, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “The attack on the convoy of Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait ji in Alwar by BJP people is condemnable, action will be taken against those guilty. Right from the beginning of the farmer protests, the BJP has been giving incessant statements and behaving in an undemocratic way with those who are fighting for the rights of the farmers, which is shameful.”

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