Tractor parade violence: 7 FIRs thus far, 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, personal property, injuring over 80 cops, a number of protestors, the Delhi Police has thus far lodged 7 FIRs in varied sections relating to violence on Republic Day. The police have knowledgeable that many extra might be registered quickly.

On the safety scenario within the nationwide capital, Delhi Police mentioned it’s preserving an in depth watch. It is usually registering circumstances of violation of lawful instructions, rioting, injury to public property and assault on public servant with lethal weapons relating to a number of incidents reported from varied areas.

In a press observe, the Delhi Police mentioned, “Sayunkt Kisan Morcha comprising of varied Kisan organisations proposed a Kisan Tractor Rally on the event of the Republic Day on 26.01.2021. The Sayunkt Kisan Morcha had carried out 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 eight.30 AM about 6000-7000 tractors had assembled at Singhu borders they usually had been to achieve as much as Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar and take proper flip. As a substitute 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 absolutely outfitted 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 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 a substitute of turning in direction of Najafgarh, they headed in direction of Peeragarhi and additional in 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 direction of New Delhi district. After they had been stopped by the policemen, a gaggle of those farmers turned 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. Nonetheless, with the arrival of reinforcement on conclusion of the Republic Day parade, the police succeeded to cease them from coming 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 direction of Lal Qila. At Lal Qila, they broke the gates and entered the wells of Purple Fort. A piece 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. A lot of the incidents had been reported from Mukarba Chowk, Gazipur, A-Level ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi T-Level, Tikri Border and Purple Fort.

86 policemen thus far 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 preserving an in depth watch on the scenario. It is usually registering circumstances of violation of lawful instructions, rioting, injury to public property and assault on public servant with lethal weapons relating to a number of incidents reported from varied areas.

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