Tractor burning incident at India Gate: Police arrests PYC chief Dhillon, three others

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 29

The Delhi Police on Tuesday said it has arrested Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Brinder Singh Dhillon and three others in connection with the tractor-burning incident near India Gate on Monday morning.

In an official statement the police said the Congress’ youth wing activists on Monday morning set a tractor ablaze near India Gate, a few hundred metres away from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament, to protest the contentious farm laws, which were passed by Parliament and the President gave his assent recently.

The police said, besides six of the PYC activists were arrested on Monday and seizure of two vehicles in connection with the case Dhillon along with three others has been arrested today in the case.

Others who have been arrested in the case include Harish Panwar and Abraham Roy Mani, National General Secretaries of All India Youth Congress (AIYC), and Buntry (Rushikesh) Shelke, Secretary, AIYC in-charge of PYC. 

Police had said that around 20 people carried a tractor on a truck to Rajpath, Man Singh Crossing, unloaded it from the truck and set it on fire.

According to police sources, the PYC activists entered Lutyens’ Delhi along with a Punjab Police car.


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