Frmers calls for a FIR filed against the vehicle's driver, and have threatened to gherao, or surround, the police station on October 10 if this is not done
Amid escalations centering the Uttar Pradesh mayhem, some farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle that was part of a convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nayab Saini rammed into protestors agitating against the Centre’s contentious agriculture laws in the Indian state of Haryana on Thursday.
One protestor got injured in the incident at Naraingarh town in Ambala district, the farmer bodies claimed. He has been admitted to a hospital in Naraingarh, according to NDTV.
Saini, the BJP MP from Kurukshetra constituency, was in Ambala to attend a programme to felicitate healthcare workers who were on Covid duty, according to NDTV. The farmers had reportedly gathered to protest against Saini’s visit.
The farmers have called for a FIR filed against the vehicle's driver, and have threatened to gherao, or surround, the police station on October 10 if this is not done.
Nayab Saini, the Kurukshetra MP, and other party leaders, including state Mining Minister Mool Chand Sharma, were attending an event held at the Saini Bhawan in Naraingarh.
As the event concluded, and the convoy of cars exited the area, one of the vehicles allegedly hit a farmer. A large group had gathered outside Saini Bhawan to protest the BJP leaders' visit.
The alleged incident took place days after eight people, including four farmers, were killed as violence erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on October 3 during a protest against the farm laws.
Farmer bodies have alleged that a vehicle which was part of India’s junior home minister Ajay Mishra’s convoy ran over the protestors. They have claimed the vehicle belonged to the minister’s son Ashish Mishra.
But the minister admitted it belonged to him. However, he neither her nor his son was there during the incident.
The police have booked Ashish Mishra on multiple charges, including murder and criminal conspiracy. However, he has not been arrested yet.