Farmers' protest: Demonstrators set tractor on fire at India Gate; legal action to be taken, say police
According to fire officials, they received information regarding the incident at 7.42 am and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot
New Delhi: Around 15-20 people set a tractor on fire at India Gate on Monday morning, police said.
The incident comes amid protests by farmers and Opposition parties across the country over the contentious farm legislations that were passed by the Parliament last week.
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."
"Legal action is being taken in the matter. Identity of the persons involved is being ascertained," Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal said.
On August 23, the top court had said that the Centre and Delhi's neighbouring states should find a solution to road blockades on the national capital's borders due to farmers' protest.
The top court was hearing a plea on Monday filed by a farmers’ body protesting against the three new farm laws and seeking directions to allow and stage ''satyagrah'' at Jantar Mantar
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