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Farmers’ Protest: Families of Delhi Police protest against farmers, tractor parade violence

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2021, 12:49 p.m.

New Delhi: The families of Delhi Police personnel will protest against farmers at Shaheedi Park in the ITO area today and demand action against them for the violence in the national capital during the tractor parade on Republic Day.

Former Delhi Police personnel will also be involved in this protest and other policemen who are on duty have also been requested to join. It will be a silent protest and around 1500 people will stage a peaceful protest against the farmers.

More than 300 policemen injured

More than 300 policemen were injured on January 26 after Delhi Police personnel were attacked by agitating farmers. The Delhi Police said that the operator of additional DCP Central was attacked with a sword at ITO during the tractor parade on Republic Day.

According to Delhi Police sources, the process of registering of FIRs had started during the tractor parade violence at various places in the national capital in which over 300 Delhi Police personnel were injured.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police Commissioner is meeting senior officials. On January 26, Delhi Police will also hold a press conference at 4 pm on incidents of violence in the national capital.

According to reports, more than 300 policemen were injured and many public and private properties were damaged in this act of vandalism by farmers during the tractor parade. Delhi Police said, “The clash between police and farmers continued till late evening. Most of the incidents were reported from Mukarba Chowk, Ghazipur, A-Point ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi T-Point, Tikri Border and Red Fort.”

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Despite repeated requests by the Central Delhi and Delhi Police, the farmers led by the Nihangas attacked the police fully equipped with deadly weapons like sword, saber and fursa. Barricades erected between Mukarba Chowk and Transport Nagar were disbanded.

Delhi Police PRO Ish Singhal said, “The protesters violated the conditions set for the rally. The farmers started a tractor rally before the scheduled time, they also resorted to violence and vandalism.” “We followed all the conditions as promised and did our due diligence, but the protest caused heavy damage to public property. Many policemen were also injured,” Singhal said.

Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar said that legal action will be taken against those who beat up police personnel during the farmers rally today. Anil Mittal, additional PRO of Delhi Police, said a total of 86 police personnel were injured in clashes in the Red Fort and the Eastern District.

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