Activist Yogendra Yadav was detained by Delhi Police from the site of a farmers' protest near Jantar Mantar and was later arrested at the Parliament street late in the night. The former Aam Aadmi Party leader was protesting along with farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan against the controversial amendments to the land acquisition law that the Centre has proposed.
They had led a 'tractor protest' till the Delhi border at Kapsahera on Sunday night, where police had prevented the tractors from entering the city. The protestors had continued on to Jantar Mantar, in the heart of New Delhi to carry out the protest.
Yadav, the founding member of the Swaraj Abhiyan outfit, took to twitter with his arrest and claimed that he had been arrested.
I have been beaten up, manhandled, dragged, pushed and arrested at the parliament street police station. pic.twitter.com/kbJgT9rSuh— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) August 10, 2015
Earlier, Yadav and Prashant Bhushan organised a 'tractor march' for the cause of farmers' rights organised was prevented from placing a "plough" in a symbol of protest outside the prime minister's residence.
Meanwhile, AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he condemned the way Yogendra Yadav was treated by the Delhi Police.
I strongly condemn the treatment metted out to Yogendraji by Delhi police. They were protesting peacefully. It is their fundamental right.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 11, 2015