70 BKU workers held in Pilibhit

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Pilibhit, Nov 18: As many as 70 Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) workers, including the district union president, have been arrested from railway station here, police said today.

They said, the BKU workers were on way to Meerut to participate in a farmers panchayat being held today to protest the closure of sugar mills and arrest of BKU president Chaudhary Mahendra Singh Tiket.

On November 12, the BKU president was sent to jail in a case.

Fifty union workers were also nabbed from Basti railway station late yesterday. The arrested have been kept at police line.


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