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Delhi: Tractor set on fire at India Gate amid protests against farm bills; 5 detained

Around 15-20 people set a tractor on fire at India Gate here 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.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 28, 2020 11:10 IST
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New Delhi: Farmers set on fire a tractor near India Gate during a protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Monday, 28 Sept 2020.

Around 15-20 people set a tractor on fire at India Gate in Delhi 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 the 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. 

Meanwhile, five people - residents of Punjab - have been detained in connection with the protest and burning of the tractor.

(With PTI inputs)

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