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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Navjot Singh Sidhu released from Sarangpur police station after detention

Meanwhile, the Congress has demanded immediate release of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who was allegedly detained by Uttar Pradesh Police in the Hargaon area on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Navjot Singh Sidhu released from Sarangpur police station after detention-dnm
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Lucknow, First Published Oct 4, 2021, 8:41 PM IST
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu who was earlier detained for leading a protest outside Punjab Raj Bhavan demanding the arrest of Union Minister of State's son Ashish Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Chandigarh, has been released from Sarangpur Police Station on Monday.

"Is demanding the arrest of those who killed farmers a crime?," said Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu who was earlier detained.

Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa and Congress leader Kuljit Nagra along with other party leaders, while they were on their way to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet families of farmers who lost their lives in violence have been detained by UP Police in Saharanpur.

Sidhu, staged a massive protest before Raj Bhawan today while strongly condemning the killing of innocent farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri "at the hands of BJP goons and ministers".

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"People who ran vehicles on peaceful protesting farmers (in Lakhimpur) should be arrested. A case of sedition should be registered against Haryana CM ML Khattar for his statement," said Sidhu during a protest in Chandigarh.

With a heavy task force, Chandigarh Police arrested Sidhu along with his associates.

While protesting, Sidhu demanded strict action against the alleged 'killers of farmers' and the removal of the Union Minister of State of Ministry of Home Affairs Ajay Mishra behind the attack. He also demanded that a case of sedition should be registered against Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar for making incendiary and provocative speeches against farmers.

Punjab CM Channi has said, “We condemn the unfortunate incident that happened in Lakhimpur Kheri and those guilty should be arrested.”

Meanwhile, the Congress has demanded immediate release of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who was allegedly detained by Uttar Pradesh Police in the Hargaon area on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri.

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