Tractor set on fire at India Gate; police detain 5 people

Persons involved in the incident claimed to be members of Youth Congress

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 28

Amid raging protests against the newly enacted farm laws, around 15-20 people assembled on Monday morning near India Gate and set a tractor on fire, police said.

The police, in a statement, said, “Today around 7.15 am, some (15-20) persons carrying a tractor in a Tata 407 vehicle came at Rajpath-Man Singh crossing. They offloaded the tractor and tried to set ablaze.” Five persons have been detained till now and one vehicle impounded, it added.

Noting that the persons involved in the incident claimed to be members of Youth Congress, Punjab unit and all from Mohali, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal said, “Legal action is being taken in the matter. Identity of the persons involved is being ascertained.”

Meanwhile, according to fire officials, they received information regarding the incident at 7.42 am and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot. “About 15-20 people had gathered around 7.15-7.30 am and tried to set a tractor on fire. The fire has been doused off and tractor was removed.”

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