The farmers' protest icon, man who turned off the water cannon booked under 'attempt to murder' case
The Ambala Police has filed the case against him at Haryana's Parao police station alleging him of an 'attempt to murder'.
The 'Dilli Chalo' slogan by hundreds of farmers from Punjab has led to a serious face-off at the Shambhu interstate border, near Haryana's Ambala district. Navdeep, in a video, was seen climbing on top of the water cannon truck, turning off the tap, and then jumping back on a tractor-trolley. As hundreds of protestors March towards Delhi protesting against the farm bills, the video of the young protestor is being circulated on the internet.
Navdeep, a Sikh from Ambala district, is a graduate and was protesting along with farmers from over 250 villages. Speaking to a news channel, Navdeep said the farmers were protesting peacefully and demanded a passage to Delhi, but the police blocked our path. "We have all the right to question the government and protest if any anti-people laws are passed," the media quoted him as saying. Navdeep said he climbed at the Police van to turn off the tap as it was hurting the farmers. Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Harayana, and Uttar Pradesh marched towards the National Capital Delhi, protesting against the Centre's new farm laws. After moving ahead of barricades in Ambala, hundreds of farmers faced water cannons at NH (44) in Ambala's Mohra village. The Ambala Police has filed the case against him at Haryana's Parao police station alleging him of an 'attempt to murder'.