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Mrinal Pande, others accused of 'spreading violence'

Tractor rally: Sedition FIR on journalists, Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha and 3 editors of The Caravan magazine stand accused of 'spreading violence and disharmony' through social media
A farmer shouts slogans at the Singhu border  on Thursday.

Our Special Correspondent   |   New Delhi   |   Published 29.01.21, 04:08 AM

Noida police have registered an FIR for sedition and other offences against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, six journalists and an unknown person over their tweets and comments about a farmer’s death during Tuesday’s tractor rally.

Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha and three editors of The Caravan magazine — Paresh Nath, Anant Nath and Vinod K. Jose — and the unknown person stand accused of “spreading violence and disharmony” through their social media posts.

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Lookout notices were issued against 30 farmers and leaders named in the FIR on the violence during the tractor rally, police sources said.

However, actor Deep Sidhu, seen at Red Fort during the hoisting of a Sikh pennant and a farmer union flag there, was missing, the police sources said. Farmer leaders have accused Sidhu of acting as a government agent.



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