Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait was Sunday detained by the Delhi Police at the Ghazipur border while he was trying to enter New Delhi to take part in an unemployment protest rally at Jantar Mantar.
Rakesh Tikat, the national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) is a prominent face of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).
“He was detained and taken to Madhu Vihar police station where police spoke to him and requested him to return,” Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dependra Pathak said to reporters.
The senior cop said Rakesh Tikait “agreed” with the police request and “he has been escorted back”.
The SKM and other farmers’ groups are organising a ‘mahapanchayat’ at the Jantar Mantar on Monday. The demonstrators will pass through the jurisdiction of outer district, which includes the Ghazipur border in Ghaziabad.
Tikait alleged the Delhi police was working at the behest of the Union government.
“The Delhi Police working at the behest of the government cannot suppress the voice of the farmers. This arrest will bring a new revolution. This struggle will continue till the last breath. Won’t stop, won’t get tired, won’t bow down,” the farmer leader tweeted in Hindi.