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The Delhi High Court chastised the Delhi Police on Tuesday for prolonging the “illegal detention” of former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and 82 volunteers of his Swaraj Abhiyan before they were released on the order of a special executive magistrate.
“When you have arrested late in the night yesterday why they were not produced since morning (before the magistrate),” a bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and PS Teji said.
In the midst of the hearing around 420PM when the counsel appearing for Ministry of Home Affairs said that all of them have been released, the bench in its order noted “the prime concern was to release these persons, which has been done.”
“Reserving the liberty to the petitioner, the petition is disposed of considering the fact that all the 83 persons have been released. It is made clear that if any person is still under illegal detention of the local police, he/she be released forthwith,” the bench added.
Yadav was detained along with 82 volunteers of his Swaraj Abhiyan during a protest on farmers’ issue at Jantar Mantar late on Monday night.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who is also a leader of the Swaraj Abhiyan, said appropriate action be taken against the person involved in this illegal detention.
Yadav, AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar and others were booked under sections 107 (action where breach of the peace or disturbance is apprehended) and 151 (arrest to prevent the commission of cognisable offences) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) as they were planning to take out a rally without permission in the high security Delhi Race Course area.
Jai Kisan Andolan had organised a ‘tractor rally’ on Monday over farmers’ issues which culminated in a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar and was attended by farmers from many states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Assam, Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh and many more.
Swaraj Abhiyan, Yadav and Bhushan, had undertaken Jai Kisan Andolan, an agitation against the alleged anti-farmer policies of the Centre, and the rush with which the Govt is intending to push the anti farmers land acquisition bill.
The release of Yogender Yadav and the 82 volunteers of Jai Kisan Andolan which is supported by forty five national farmers movement organizations does not end the matter. Though the leaders of Swaraj Abhiyan and Yogender Yadav him self have hailed the judges who heard the release petition moved by Prashant Bhushan Leader of Swaraj Abhiyan and Senior Advocate.
In the words of Yogender Yadav release is not complete with out the release of the Symbolic Plow ( Haalh ) Which was forcefully taken away by the police in the midnight action at Jantar Mantar. The Andolan and the leadership of Swaraj Abhiyan and the Jai Kisan Andolan and supporting Farmers movements are very disturbed over disrespect the police has done the Sentiments and Purity of the Cause of Farmers. Their taking away the Haal, and abusing, thrashing the Kalassh coming form over 10000 villages from across India by booting them.
The core focus is this action is serious disrespect and abuse of the sentiments of the farmers, suffering families of the tens of thousands of farmers who committed suicide due to bad policies of the governments. The Kalash that came to Delhi with immense respect and associated with prayers, anguish, mixed with sweat and blood of the farmers of the nation. Having faith and trust in Swearaj Abhiyan and Jai Kisan Andolan led by Yogender Yadav today are shattered and angered over the action of the police and the manner the symbolic Haal and soil of farmers fields is disrespected by the police.
PM HM and Police should apologies with the Farmers and the People of the Country : Now the focus is very much going to be on Demand of return of the Haal and Apology by the HM and PM and the police on disrespect the Soil in Kalash brought in from across nation.
It is said to report that the Police action was highly deplorable. And it is very important the treatment and accusation of Yadav that he and his college Pankaj Pushkar were give death threats. All possibilities are to see what action can be initiated against police and the responsible officers.
There are series of atrocious and disrespect made to the Jai Kisan Andolan, in respect of youth, sentiments of communities, women, children, and physical assault and many more.. which I am holding back to keeping in view not to aggravate. Seeing the sensitivity of the matters.