7 from Bathinda held for R-Day violence

7 from Bathinda held for R-Day violence

Farmers burn an effigy of the central government in Bathinda on Friday. Photo: Pawan Sharma

Bathinda, January 29

Seven protesters from Bangi Nihal Singh Wala village in Talwandi Sabo block of Bathinda district have been arrested for the Republic Day violence in the national capital.

Sarpanch Rajinder Singh along with families of those arrested visited Delhi on Thursday night to raise the issue with senior farmer leaders. All seven were members of the BKU (Sidhupur) and were protesting at the Tikri border.

They were arrested by the Delhi Police at Paschim Vihar (West) while returning from the tractor march to Tikri. All are facing non-bailable charges. The families were informed telephonically on Thursday.

Kulwinder Kaur, whose husband Jagsir Singh, 34, was among those arrested, said a group of 40 villagers had left on January 23 to join the tractor march.

The families demanding their release, claiming they were not part of any criminal activity. “We will go by the leadership of Sidhupur faction,” they added. — TNS

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