Delhi Police files cases against 37 farmer leaders, issues lookout notices in tractor parade violence case



Amit Kumar, New Delhi: The Delhi Police is preparing to take major action against the perpetrators of the violence during the tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day.

According to sources, lookout notices will be issued against the leaders against whom the cases have been registered and the police may also seize their passports.

After summoning Delhi Police Commissioner over the Delhi violence yesterday, Home Minister Amit Shah held two big meetings and gave many important instructions to the Delhi Police. Last night, the Home Minister inquired about the security arrangements in the review meeting, while this morning the Delhi Police held a meeting on the action taken and the law and order arrangements. 

Following this, strict action was taken against the accused of violence, seizing their passports and issuing lookout notices against them. It is being told that this notice has been issued after input from the intelligence agencies so that the accused farmer leader cannot escape and strict action can be taken against him.

Let us tell you that Delhi Police is in constant action regarding the violence in Delhi on January 26. Delhi Police has so far registered an FIR against 37 farmer leaders in the violence case. A case has been registered against 37 farmer leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav, Darshan Pal Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil and Satnam Singh Pannu. Out of which notice has also been sent by the Delhi Police to Darshan Pal Singh, the farmer leader.

In the notice, the police have sought a reply from Darshanpal on legal action to create an uproar over the agreement. Delhi Police has asked some farmer leaders to join the inquiry as well as told the farmers that if they want to give any information about the 26 January incident. On the other hand, Delhi Police has registered a case against Sikh for Justice in the sections of UAPA and Treason. The Sikh for Justice is accused of instigating people.

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A day earlier, Amit Shah had reviewed the security situation and the steps taken to ensure peace in the city. The Home Ministry had reviewed the law and order situation in Delhi against the backdrop of violence, uproar and sabotage during the tractor parade. The meeting was also attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Delhi Police. Shah was briefed about the steps taken to ensure peace in the national capital.

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava said that on the occasion of Republic Day, farmers organizations violated the terms and conditions for taking out a tractor rally, those involved in this violence will not be spared. He said that 394 policemen have been injured in the violence by the farmers, some of whom are undergoing treatment in the hospital and some of the policemen are also admitted in the ICU. Police have registered more than 25 criminal cases so far.

The Commissioner of Police said that farmers’ organizations were constantly persuaded to postpone the rally on Republic Day and for this, five rounds of talks were held with them. Permission was granted after agreeing and written assurances on certain terms and conditions for the rally but the farmer organizations did not fulfill their promise. Even some peasant leaders made provocative speeches and incited violence instead of making peace rallies. The Police Commissioner said that despite the aggression of the farmers, the police showed maximum restraint and acted responsibly. Police released tear gas shells to control the crowd.

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