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Back from Tihar, 80-year-old alleges assault by Delhi cops

Baba Gurmukh Singh, 80, a Singhu protester booked and arrested by the Delhi Police following the Red Fort incident, was accorded a warm welcome by villagers as he arrived at Samaspur Singha village in Khamano subdivision after release from the Tihar Jail. Advocate AS Dharni, member of SAD’s legal team, accompanied him.

Talking to mediapersons, Gurmukh said he was a retired Army soldier and had participated in a war against Pakistan. He said he had been participating in protest since December 26 and claimed he along with 10 other farmers was arrested from the Burari ground while taking dinner.

He accused the police of pushing them into buses and assaulting them. He along with seven persons was kept in a small room in the jail. He said the protests would continue until the farm laws were repealed.Dharni urged CM Capt Amarinder Singh to write to the Chief Justice for setting up an inquiry team to probe the alleged atrocities being committed on farmers by the Delhi Police. He said the police had started issuing notices to those who were part of the farmer protest, forcing them to move courts for bail.

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