Tarn Taran, January 27
The family of a younger Punjab man, who was accused of hoisting a religious flag at the Red Fort throughout a farmers’ protest on Republic Day, stated Wednesday he was harmless as he climbed up the flagpole after a fellow protester requested him to take action.
Mehal Singh stated his grandson Jugraj had gone to the Delhi border with a gaggle of farmers for collaborating within the farmers’ agitation and the tractor parade Tuesday towards the Centre’s three new farm legal guidelines.
There was an enormous outrage after a religious flag was hoisted at the Red Fort through the tractor rally.
Mehal, a resident of village Vaan Tara Singh right here, stated Jugraj had no intention to hoist the ‘Nishan Sahib’, an emblem of Sikh faith, at the Red Fort.
“A fellow protester requested him (Jugraj) to climb the flagpole after others couldn’t accomplish that. Jugraj then agreed to climb up the flagpole to hoist the flag,” Mehal stated about his grandson. “He is harmless.” He expressed concern that the police would now conduct raids at their home to catch the younger man.
Jugraj is son of Baldev Singh who has three different youngsters. The family owns 3 acres of farmland within the village.
Wielding sticks and golf equipment and holding the tricolour and union flags, tens of 1000’s of farmers atop tractors broke boundaries, had clashed with police and had entered the nationwide capital from numerous factors to put siege to the Red Fort.
After getting into the Red Fort, protesters put up the ‘Nishan Sahib’ and a farmer flag on a flagpole, which triggered large outrage throughout the nation.
The ‘Nishan Sahib’ flag, an emblem of Sikh faith, is seen at all Gurdwara complexes. PTI