Instantly after the wrestlers had been pushed into buses and brought to an unknown location, the cops started clearing the protest website by eradicating the cots, mattresses, cooler followers and the tarpaulin ceiling together with different belongings of the wrestlers.
The champion wrestlers had resumed their agitation in opposition to Wresting Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on April 23, demanding his arrest.
Chaotic scenes had been witnessed at Jantar Mantar as wrestlers and cops shoved and pushed one another when Vinesh Phogat and her cousin sister Sangeeta Phogat tried to breach the barricades.
Vinesh supplied a powerful resistance in opposition to her detention and Sangeeta clung to her cousin sister whereas mendacity on the highway because the battle continued for a couple of dramatic minutes.
The police officers dragged and lifted them into buses alongside a number of different wresters and their supporters.
“They’ve been detained for violating regulation and order. We’ll take authorized motion after inquiry sooner or later of time,” mentioned Dependra Pathak, Particular CP, Legislation and Order.
The Delhi Police had beefed up safety at Jantar Mantar following protesting wrestlers’ name for a ‘Mahila Samman Mahapanchayat’ earlier than the brand new Parliament Constructing on Sunday.
The brand new constructing was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi early this morning.
1000’s of police personnel had been deployed and a number of layers of barricades had been in place within the Lutyens’ Delhi. The wrestlers, staging a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar which is about two kilometres from the Parliament constructing, had mentioned they are going to go forward with their ‘Mahapanchayat’ at any price.
Nonetheless, Police had made it clear within the morning that no protester can be allowed to maneuver in direction of Parliament since they haven’t been granted permission for ‘Mahapanchat’ and the wrestlers shouldn’t be concerned in any “anti-national exercise”.
The agitating wrestlers, together with the likes of Olympic medallists Bajranj Punia, Sakshi and Asian Video games gold winner Vinesh have been demanding the arrest of outgoing WFI President who they’ve accused of sexually harassing a number of girls grapplers.
The wrestlers had mentioned that use of power by police won’t deter them from going forward with their peaceable march and the Mahapanchayat.
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In accordance with the stay location shared by one of many wrestlers’ supporters from the shifting bus, they had been being moved in direction of Tikri border.
In one other video shared by the wrestlers, Sakshi’s husband Satyawart Kadian and Jiternder Kinha had been seen shouting slogan ‘Inqalab Jindabad’ together with a number of others because the police automobile whisked them away.