Tractor parade violence: 7 FIRs to this point, many extra to be registered quickly, says Delhi Police


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Police chase protesting farmers away as they march to the capital breaking police barricades throughout Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Following a chaotic day after farmers tractor parade turned violent main to wreck of public, non-public property, injuring over 80 cops, a number of protestors, the Delhi Police has to this point lodged 7 FIRs in varied sections concerning violence on Republic Day. The police have knowledgeable that many extra might be registered quickly.

On the safety state of affairs within the nationwide capital, Delhi Police mentioned it’s maintaining a detailed watch. It’s also registering circumstances of violation of lawful instructions, rioting, injury to public property and assault on public servant with lethal weapons concerning a number of incidents reported from varied places.

In a press notice, the Delhi Police mentioned, “Sayunkt Kisan Morcha comprising of assorted Kisan organisations proposed a Kisan Tractor Rally on the event of the Republic Day on 26.01.2021. The Sayunkt Kisan Morcha had performed a number of rounds of conferences with the Delhi Police in reference to their proposed tractor rally. They’d given an enterprise to the Delhi Police to take out a peaceable rally as per the proposed plans on four agreed-upon routes.”

“On January 26 at about 8.30 AM about 6000-7000 tractors had assembled at Singhu borders and so they had been to succeed in as much as Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar and take proper flip. As an alternative of the agreed-upon route, they insisted upon going to the Central Delhi and regardless of persuasion by Delhi Police, the farmers led by Nihangs on their horses totally geared up with lethal weapons like swords, kripans and fursas charged the police and broke the a number of layers of barricades, which had been erected between Mukarba Chowk and Transport Nagar.”

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“Comparable incidents had been reported from Gazipur and Tikri Borders. The farmers at Gazipur border broke the barricades at a number of factors and headed in the direction of ITO, the place they had been joined by the farmers who had come from Singhu Border. At Tikri Border additionally, the farmers didn’t comply with the scheduled plan and fought pitched battle with Delhi Police.”

“They not solely broke barricades but additionally attacked police autos and police personnel with lethal weapon. As an alternative of turning in the direction of Najafgarh, they headed in the direction of Peeragarhi and additional in the direction of Central A part of Delhi,” Police mentioned. 

“At ITO, a big group of farmers, who had come from Gazipur and Singhu Borders tried to maneuver in the direction of New Delhi district. Once they had been stopped by the policemen, a gaggle of those farmers grew to become violent and broke the barricades, broken the iron grills and the dividers and even tried to run over the policemen, who had been deployed at these barricades. Nevertheless, with the arrival of reinforcement on conclusion of the Republic Day parade, the police succeeded to cease them from getting into the New Delhi District,” the Delhi Police knowledgeable.  

“In the meantime, some farmers additionally indulged in vandalism and attacked policemen. Lastly, they modified their plans and moved in the direction of Lal Qila. At Lal Qila, they broke the gates and entered the wells of Purple Fort. A bit of the group additionally managed to climb atop the rampart of the Purple Fort the place they hoisted their organisation’s flag. With nice efforts, Delhi Police managed to take away the group from the Rampart and the neighborhood,” the police added.

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The battle between the police and farmers continued all through the day till late night. Many of the incidents had been reported from Mukarba Chowk, Gazipur, A-Level ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi T-Level, Tikri Border and Purple Fort.

86 policemen to this point have reported injured and a number of other private and non-private properties have been broken on this act of vandalism by the rioting mob.

Delhi Police is maintaining a detailed watch on the state of affairs. It’s also registering circumstances of violation of lawful instructions, rioting, injury to public property and assault on public servant with lethal weapons concerning a number of incidents reported from varied places.

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