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Tomato price trigger ‘Breach of Peace’ SP worker booked for protest with bouncer

Ajay Fauji who is alsoa Samajwadhi Party (SP) worker has hire two bouncers to stand in front of his vegetable cart to keep customers away from taking tomatoes or arguing over the prices.

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An innovative protest in Varanasi against price rise, with bouncers hired at a vegetable stall to ostensibly protect the expensive tomatoes against possible looters, has led to two people being booked for “breach of peace”.

A case was registered against a Samajwadi Party (SP) worker, Ajay Fauji, who purportedly hired two bouncers in Varanasi claiming to prevent customers from getting aggressive while haggling tomato prices and two of his relatives, police said.

Fauji’s uncle Raj Narayan Yadav (54) and Yadav’s son Vikas Yadav (24) have been arrested for helping him, officials said.

The police said Ajay Fauji circulated a video on social media to have hired two bouncers at a shop located in the Lanka area of Varanasi.

Ajay Fauji who is alsoa Samajwadhi Party (SP) worker has hire two bouncers to stand in front of his vegetable cart to keep customers away from taking tomatoes or arguing over the prices.

The FIR was lodged against Fauji, Raj Narayan, Vikas and two unidentified persons under Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between groups), 295-A (deliberate act to outrage religious feelings by insulting a religion) and 505 (2) (statements promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) of the Indian Penal Code.

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