‘Padmaavat’ Protests: DND Flyover Booths Damaged in Noida 

The officer said around a dozen protesters were detained and a case lodged after examining CCTV footage.

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Members of the Karni Sena and other Rajput organisations – protesting the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat on January 25 – damaged the DND flyover toll plaza counters in Noida and set ablaze a barrier on Sunday, 21 January.

A Superintendent of Police said that around a dozen protesters were detained and a case was lodged after examining closed circuit television (CCTV) footage.

The protesters were from the Karni Sena, Rajput Uthan Samiti, and Kshatriya Sabha, among others, and had come from Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Hapur and nearby areas, he said.

The protesters had assembled at the Greater Noida Pari Chowk and started a rally from Greater Noida to Noida. They were on bikes and cars.

The police got information that they would go to a mall in Sector 18. Hence, roads leading to it were blocked, the SP said.

The protesters then moved towards the DND flyway and damaged toll booths, the police officer said, adding that they fled the spot after the police reached.

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