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3 more held in connection with Republic Day violence at Burari

Mangalore Today News Network

New Delhi, Feb 13, 2021:     Three more people have been arrested in connection with the violence that erupted during the farmers’ tractor parade in north Delhi’s Burari on Republic day, police said on Saturday.



The accused have been identified as Sukhmit Singh, Gurdeep Cingh -- both residents of Hari Nagar in Delhi -- and Harvind Singh, a resident of Libaspur.

Earlier, police had arrested eight men in connection with the violence in Burari.

The arrest was made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of north district in connection with the violence in Burari area on Republic day, a senior police officer said.

Mobile phones of the accused and a motorcycle used by them during the violence have also been seized, police said.

Thousands of farmers protesting the Centre’s new agri laws had clashed with the police during the tractor parade on January 26.

Many of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. Some protesters even hoisted religious flags on its domes and a flagstaff at the ramparts, where the national flag is unfurled on Independence Day.

Courtesy:India Today

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