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Car in BJP MP Nayab Saini's Convoy Rams Into Protesters, 1 Injured: Farmers

Meanwhile the police however has said that they are not aware of any farmer being hit by a car.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>A visual from the farmers' gathering in Ambala.</p></div>
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Farmers in Haryana on Thursday, 7 October, said that one of the cars in Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nayab Saini's convoy reportedly hit people protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Ambala. One farmer is also said to have sustained injuries.

According to NDTV, the injured farmer has been admitted to a government hospital in Naraingarh near Ambala, where the alleged incident took place.

Nayab Saini is a Lok Sabha MP representing the Kurukshetra seat. The MP, along with other party leaders, was at an event at the Saini Bhawan in Naraingarh, from where the convoy exited and one vehicle rammed into a protester.

Meanwhile, the police have told The Quint that they are not aware of any farmer being hit by a car.

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“A programme was organised by the Saini community in Naraingarh where a minister (Nayab Singh Saini) was invited to address the people. Protesting farmers reached the spot and tried to disturb the proceedings. When the minister and his men were leaving the event there were some clashes but we are not aware of any accident.”
Dhoom Singh, Sub-Inspector, Naraingarh

Speaking to The Quint, a protesting farmer said that a judicial inquiry must be carried out in the matter. He also urged the government to listed to the farmers and asserted that the farmers movement will continue without taking the law in its hands.

NDTV further reported that the farmers have demanded that an FIR be filed against the driver of the vehicle. They have also reportedly threatened to gherao the police station on 10 October in the absence of the FIR.

(With inputs from NDTV)

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