LAST UPDATED: Jan. 28, 2021, 11:28 a.m.
New Delhi: After the violence on January 26 in many places including the Red Fort, ITO, Delhi, now the farmer movement is seen to be erupting.
“The movement also seems to be weakening somewhere. The Indian Farmers Union (Bhanu) has put an end to the agitation against the agricultural laws by shouting borders. Traffic on the Delhi Noida border chilla was disrupted due to the demonstration of farmers here, now we are trying to make it run smoothly,” Noida ADCP Rannvijay Singh said.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that the tractor rally in Delhi was quite successful yesterday. If there is an incident, then the police administration has been responsible for it. Someone reaches the Red Fort and not a single shot of the police is fired. It was a conspiracy to discredit the peasant organization. The peasant movement will continue.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of All India Kisan Sabha, Hannan Mollah, said that the peasant movement started to discredit from day one.
“70 crore farmers who work hard and provide food to the country is a traitor, who dares to speak in this way, who is a traitor, those farmers are called traitors,” he said.
The Delhi Police Commissioner held a press conference and said, Delhi Police held a press conference regarding the violence during the tractor parade in Delhi. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava said that the violence caused by the provocative speeches of the farmer leaders, which also violated the rules. Farmer leaders Satnam Singh and Darshan Pal Singh encouraged them to change the route.
Srivastava said, the police exercised restraint in police action. The police had all the options, but the police exercised restraint because we did not want loss of life or property. This was an agreement between us and them, the peace rally which we were expecting could not be followed.
The farmer leader has been involved in the violence. In total 394 policemen have been injured and some are still in the ICU. Several equipments including 428 barricades of police, 30 police vehicles including 8 pillars, 6 containers have been damaged.
“We have video footage of the perpetrators of violence in many places, including the Red Fort. He is being identified by the Face Recognition System and he will be arrested soon. More than 25 criminal cases have been registered. No accused will be released. No peasant leaders will be left out. 19 people have been arrested and more than 50 have been detained,” the police commissioner said.