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Ajay Devgn Accosted on Streets, Video Goes Viral

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A driver hailing from Punjab accosted Ajay Devgn on Mumbai streets recently.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly blocking actor Ajay Devgn’s car outside Film City in Goregaon. The man demanded to know why the latter had not spoken out in support of farmers protesting against the Centre’s new agri marketing laws, Mumbai police said.

Rajdeep Singh, a resident of Santosh Nagar locality in the northern suburb, is a driver hailing from Punjab, one of the states from which a large number of farmers have gathered near Delhi for the protests, said an official.

A video from the time is also going viral on social media.

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“The incident took place around 10:30am. Singh stopped Devgn’s car and demanded to know why the actor had not spoken in support of the protesting farmers. A complaint was lodged by Devgn’s bodyguard Pradeep Indrasen Gautam after which Singh was arrested,” the Dindoshi police station official said.

Singh was charged under IPC sections 341 (wrongful restraint) 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation), said Senior Inspector Dharmendra Kamble of Dindoshi police station. “He is against Punjab”, said the 28-year-old man who tried stopping Ajay Devgn’s car near Film City in Mumbai, on Tuesday. He urged the actor to support the ongoing farmers’ protest.

As per a latest report, Singh has been released on bail.

first published:March 03, 2021, 10:55 IST