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Republic Day violence: Protestor who attacked CISF personnel arrested in Delhi

The accused has been identified as Akash Preet, a resident of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh and has been arrested from the national capital.

Published: 01st February 2021 11:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2021 11:47 PM   |  A+A-

Protesters and police personnel clash at the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.

Protesters and police personnel clash at the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi. (Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested a protester who allegedly attacked and injured a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel during violence at the Red Fort on Republic Day, officials said.

The accused has been identified as Akash Preet, a resident of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. "He was arrested from the national capital," they said. According to the police, the CISF personnel was deployed at the Red Fort and tried to stop the accused who was part of the mob that entered the monument.

When the accused was stopped by the security person, he attacked him with a sword. A senior police officer said that the events were captured on camera. Thousands of protesting farmers, who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border, clashed with the police on Republic Day.

Many of them, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. They hoisted flags on the domes and placed a flagstaff at the ramparts of the national monument, where the national flag is unfurled by the prime minister on Independence Day.



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