Delhi Police Registered 22 FIRs In Tractor Parade
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the Delhi leaving over 300 policemen injured, officials said on Wednesday.
An official said multiple videos and CCTV footage are being scanned to identify farmers involved in the violence on Tuesday and that strict action will be taken against the culprits.
Security has been beefed up in several places across the national capital especially at the Red Fort and farmer protest sites, with deployment of additional paramilitary forces following the violence.
The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new agriculture laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.
Additional PRO (Delhi Police), Anil Mittal, said 22 FIRs have been so far registered in connection with Tuesday’s violence.
More than 300 policemen have been injured in the incident, he said.
Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions, has called a meeting later on Wednesday to discuss the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the national capital.
Before the Morcha meeting, representatives of 32 Punjab unions will also meet at the Singhu border, a major protest site against the three farm laws.
The SKM had proposed the tractor rally on Republic Day. It had held several rounds of meetings with the Delhi Police in connection with their tractor parade.
They had given an undertaking to the police to take out a peaceful rally as per the proposed plans on four agreed upon routes.
However, on Tuesday around 8.30 am, 6,000 to 7,000 tractors assembled at the Singhu border, police said.