Bengaluru: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait is on the receiving end as he was attacked by miscreants on Monday. They threw ink on Tikait and attacked him with a microphone. The incident occurred at a time when Tikait was addressing a press conference at the Gandhi Bhavan in Bengaluru. So far, police have detained three people.
During the incident, clashes started between the organisers and miscreants. Both sides started throwing plastic chairs at each other. Tikait reacted to the incident by saying that the ink incident took place due to the involvement of the state government.
The visuals revealed that a man gradually reached toward Tikait and hit him with a microphone that was kept before him. Another man rushed towards the farmer’s leader and started throwing black ink at him. Tikait’s supporters came forward to protect him, and then a brawl began between the two groups.
He was speaking about a sting operation in which a farmer leader from Karnataka was allegedly caught asking for money.
Following the ink attack, Mr Tikait blamed the state BJP government for not providing security at the venue. “No security was given by local police here.” “This has been done in conspiracy with the government,” he said,
Black ink could be seen on his turban, face, Kurta, and green shawl around his neck.