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    Farmers ‘vandalise’ COVID-19 desk at Guwahati airport; 2 arrested

    An FIR was lodged against them at the Azara Police Station for allegedly resorting to vandalism and disrupting the government officials on COVID duty at desk.

    Guwahati: About 12 farmers on Wednesday, who returned from the protests against agri-farm laws in the national capital, allegedly refused to go through the COVID tests at the Guwahati airport.

    Among the 12, two have been arrested on Thursday for vandalising the Covid screening desk inside the airport premises.

    The arrested accuseds were identified as Dinesh Das (54) and Jayanta Gogoi (56). Reportedly, the group of farmers after arriving at the Guwahati airport refused to follow the COVID-19 protocols, obstructed duty officials from doing their work, and forcefully stepped out of the airport.

    An FIR was lodged against them at the Azara Police Station, by the COVID-19 processor team in-charge, for allegedly resorting to vandalism and disrupting the government officials on COVID duty at desk.

    However, the family members of the activist alleged that the government adopted a vindictive approach towards them for joining the farmer protests that turned violent on Republic Day.

    Meanwhile, police said that the activists shouted at the medical team when they were intercepted and came out of the airport forcefully without going through Covid screening.

    The Azara police station informed that the case against the activist has been registered under the sections 353/188/294/270/269/51 (b)/M-2005 of the Indian Penal Code.

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