Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Tuesday dismissed criticism on the multi-level barricading at numerous borders, which have been the converging factors for the protesting farmers. The highest cop stated he was “stunned” that there have been no questions raised when the Delhi Police was attacked throughout the Republic Day violence.
In a bid to strengthen safety on the entry factors, roads have been cemented with a mattress of nails, and concrete partitions erected between boundaries.
“I am stunned that when tractors have been used, Police was attacked, barricades have been damaged on 26th no questions have been raised. What did we do now? We have simply strengthened barricading in order that it is not damaged once more,” the commissioner advised reporters.
“Endurance and management proven by you is true. We’ve got to maintain ourselves sturdy and put together by specializing in intelligence reviews, sticking to technique & concepts,” Srivastava stated throughout his go to to DCP Workplace Outer District, Pitampura, the place he met injured police personnel.
Earlier immediately, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had posted images of the multi-level barricading on the Delhi borders, with the caption: “GOI, Construct bridges, not partitions!”.
Construct bridges, not partitions! pic.twitter.com/C7gXKsUJAi
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 2, 2021
1000’s of farmers have been protesting since late November at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.
Issues turned ugly when protesting farmers indulged in violence on Republic Day. The tractor parade on January 26 that was to focus on the calls for of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri legal guidelines dissolved into anarchy on the streets of town as tens of 1000’s of protesters broke by means of boundaries, fought with police, overturned autos and hoisted a non secular flag from the ramparts of the enduring Crimson Fort.