Wanted Lakha Sidhana leaves Bathinda rally after addressing the gathering. He stayed there for 25 to 30 minutes.
Lakhs of people were present in the rally. He was seated on the stage, organisers on the stage dared the police to arrest Sidhana.
Earlier, grandfather of farmer Navreet Singh, who had died in New Delhi on January 26, and the kin of Harbhagwan Singh, who had died in the Behbal Kalan firing, also reached the rally.
Also present there were AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhawa and Yudhvir Manak, son of Punjabi singer Kuldeep Manak.
It is learnt that Delhi Police is present near rally venue and coordinating with Punjab Police to arrest him.
Wanted by Delhi Police for instigating violence during the farmers’ tractor rally at Red Fort on Republic Day, gangster-turned-social activist Lakhbir Singh, alias Lakha Sidhana, has called a rally in support of the farm agitation in Bathinda district’s Mehraj, the ancestral village of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
In a Facebook video posted on Friday night, Sidhana urged people to gather in large numbers at the grain market in Mehraj, 35 km from the Bathinda district headquarters.
He said farm union leaders should also stay united against the Centre to strengthen the fight against the three farm laws. A native of Sidhana village in Bathinda district, Lakha is on the run since January 26 and has hinted that he will join the rally on his home turf. Delhi Police had on February 14 announced a reward of ₹1 lakh for information on the whereabouts of Sidhana. Various teams of Delhi Police, along with the special cell, had conducted searches for the gangster across Punjab, Haryana and Delhi-NCR.
Sidhana was last seen in Punjab when he had visited Moga on January 20 to garner support for the tractor rally on Republic Day.