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Man Claiming to Support Farmers’ Protest Arrested After Stopping Ajay Devgn’s Car in Mumbai

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Actor Ajay Devgn‘s car was stopped for around 15 minutes in Mumbai on Tuesday by a man claiming to be a supporter of the farmers’ protest, according to a video going viral on Twitter.

According to an ANI report, the man was identified as Rajdeep Ramesh Singh and he was reportedly upset with Devgn for his tweet regarding the farmers’ protest in the country.

The report stated that he was arrested after the incident and charged with sections 504 and 506 (ii) of the Indian Penal Code. Mumbai Police have confirmed to ANI that Singh was later released on bail.

Following pop star Rihanna’s tweet wondering why nothing was being said about the internet shutdown in parts of New Delhi amid the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, several celebrities from the Hindi film industry posted similar tweets showing support to the government.

Devgn too had tweeted, “Don’t fall for any false propaganda against India or Indian policies. Its important to stand united at this hour w/o any infighting.”

In the viral video, Singh stops Devgn’s outside Film City in Mumbai and is heard saying in Punjabi that Devgn is “against Punjab”. “Punjab has given him food. How is he able to digest his food? How can you be against Punjab? You should be ashamed. You have been wearing turbans in movies with so much pride? Why aren’t you ashamed? Are you going to run me over? Why can’t he come out of the car and talk?” Singh is heard saying.

According to the Mumbai Mirror, the police said that the man hurled expletives following which the matter was reported to the Dindoshi Police Station.

In September 202, the Centre passed three bills – The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill- to give more “freedom” to farmers and deregulate the agricultural sector in India.

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