New Delhi: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, who was detained by the Delhi Police late Monday night from Jantar Mantar in the national capital where he was leading a protest by farmers, was released on court orders shortly after 4 p.m. today.
Also released along with Yadav were 83 others arrested from the protest venue last night.
Speaking to media-persons on his release and being discharged of the charge of disturbing public peace, Yadav said that he was dragged, pushed and detained at the Parliament Street Police station for prolonged hours before being produced in Court.
Yadav said that they had decided to hold a satyagrah (protest for truth) at Jantar Mantar till Independence day and wanted to hear what the Prime Minister had to say on the issue of farmers’ suicide and also regarding the roadmap for improving the lot of the farmers. It was their resolve to continue to hold a symolic plough throughout the Satyagrah.
Yadav said that the police action was meant to crush their democratic right to protest. They have informed the court about their plough and that it has been seized by the Police and dumped at the Parliament Street Police Station.