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Bengaluru: SUV runs over DCP's foot during farmers' rally in city

 In the morning, a padayatra was held from KR Puram to Freedom Park, causing traffic on the KP Puram hanging bridal to be disrupted for many hours.

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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 27, 2021, 7:12 PM IST
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The farmers' protest in Karnataka's Bengaluru took a wrong turn when the a Sports Utility Vehicle belonging to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sanga president Dharmendra Kumar Meena's foot. The incident happened on Monday morning in the Yeshwantpur neighbourhood. Meena, who is DCP North, and the police team attempted to prevent the demonstrators' vehicles from entering the city boundaries.

Meena's left foot was wounded, but fortunately he did not suffer grievuous injuries. He was seen hobbling around while speaking to Bengaluru Police chief Kamal Pant. The police officers at the scene arrested the motorist and took him to RMC Yard Police Station.

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According to reports, the DCP was later taken to the hospital for a checkup. Bengaluru felt the heat of farmers' protests as demonstrations from all across the country converged on the city.  In the morning, a padayatra was held from KR Puram to Freedom Park, causing traffic on the KP Puram hanging bridal to be disrupted for many hours.

Similarly, hundreds of farmers from Bengaluru's rural areas gathered near the National Highway that connects Devanahalli Road. Hundreds of farmers gathered at Mourya Circle near Majestic to protest contentious agricultural regulations and price increases in essential goods, including fuel, diesel, and LPG rates.

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