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Farmers protest: Navdeep Singh, hailed as a hero for turning off the water cannon, charged with ‘attempted murder’

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Navdeep has reportedly joined farming with his father after graduating from Kurukshetra University in 2015.

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Updated: Nov 28, 2020 10:55 am IST

Navdeep Singh turned off the water cannon during the farmers' protest on November 25 (Photo: Twitter / videograb).
Navdeep Singh turned off the water cannon during the farmers’ protest on November 25 (Photo: Twitter / videograb).

The video of a young Ambala farmer jumping over the water cannon from his tractor car and turning it off during the agitation of farmers on National Highway 44 had gone viral on social media. The incident took place on November 25 as farmers marched into the capital defying water cannons, tear gas in their protest against the three agricultural laws recently passed by Parliament.

Navdeep, 26, of Ambala, was hailed as a hero on social media when the video went viral amid escalating outcry. Meanwhile, Navdeep has been booked for attempted assassination along with the president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Gurnam Singh Chaduni. The police have accused them of breaking through the police barricade and attempting to run over the policemen with a high speed tractor car.

Navdeep has reportedly joined farming with his father after graduating from Kurukshetra University in 2015.

Hindustan Times

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