Punjab: ‘Soldier’ at farmers’ protest has agencies scurrying to ascertain his ‘true’ identity

Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina
| Chandigarh |

Updated: December 16, 2020 7:51:18 am

During the protest against farm laws in front of DC Office in Bathinda, Monday. Harmeet Sodhi

The presence of a man in Army uniform participating in the farmers’ protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bathinda Monday has now got the intelligence agencies trying to ascertain his true identity and confirm if he is a serving soldier or an imposter.

In photographs, printed in the newspapers and shared multiple times on social media, the Sikh man is seen holding a placard which says “My father is a farmer. If he is a terrorist then I am also a terrorist”. He is wearing a combat pattern uniform with a jacket and a camouflaged scarf wrapped around his face. His attire appears to be the standard Army uniform, which also displays a name tag on the jacket.

Apart from this man, there also is a video circulating on social media in which two Army jawans holding a AK-47 type weapon are speaking with regard to the comments by actor Kangana Ranaut on farmers, which attracted controversy.

In the video, the jawan speaking in Punjabi declares that they too are sons of farmers and will not tolerate anything wrong being spoken about their…

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