R-Day violence: Farmer leader from Jammu taken into custody by Delhi PoliceFebruary 23, 2021 09:25
A prominent farmer leader from Jammu was taken into custody by the Delhi Police for his alleged involvement in the violence during farmers' tractor parade against the new agri laws in the national capital on Republic Day, officials said on Tuesday.
Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front Chairman Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chatha area of Jammu city, is the first person to be arrested from Jammu in connection with the January 26 violence.
He was taken into custody on Monday night and immediately shifted to Delhi for questioning, they said.
Thousands of protesters had clashed with the police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions on January 26 demanding repeal of the Centre's contentious farm laws.
Many of the protesters reached the Red Fort driving tractors and entered the monument, and some of them even hoisted religious flags on its domes and a flagstaff at the ramparts.
Singh's family, however, said that he was innocent and demanded his immediate release.