Delhi Police has registered 15 cases in connection with the violence in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day of the country. Unprecedented chaos and violence in Delhi on Tuesday in the form of a tractor rally by farmers – opposing the center’s three controversial agricultural laws passed in September – went off the specified course and rolled into the heart of the national capital.
Farmers entered the forecourt of the iconic Red Fort, climbed its ramparts and hoisted a religious flag on a mast outside. The police, with sticks, managed to evacuate them from inside the fort. The violence began in the morning as the farmers broke barricades and entered Delhi ahead of time.
Violence also erupted in the ITO of central Delhi, where the police headquarters are located. A protestor died on the way, which the police called an accident. According to Delhi Police, more than 80 policemen were injured in the clashes.
A prominent farmer group has called off the tractor rally, holding anti-social elements responsible for the violence.
Here are the live updates:
Delhi Police has registered 15 cases of violence during the Republic Day tractor rally. Police said that eight buses and 17 private vehicles were vandalized.
Delhi Police also said that 86 policemen were injured in the violence, mostly in and around Mukarba Chowk, Ghazipur, ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi T-Point, Tikri Border and Red Fort. Barricades were broken at the Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu borders.
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Ramesh Bhatia, former Additional DCP of Delhi Police, told NDTV that the police had enough time to prepare themselves.
“DelhiPolis had enough time to prepare itself,” says Bhatia. But as a professional I can tell that he had some instructions for farmers to enter Delhi. “
“# Delhiipolis There was enough time to prepare myself. But as a professional I can tell that he had some instructions for farmers to enter Delhi, ”Ramesh Bhatia, former Additional DCP, tells NDTV to the Delhi Police. pic.twitter.com/hRHWJ3H70z
– NDTV (@ndtv) January 27, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah has ordered additional paramilitary forces in Delhi following Tuesday’s violence.
“15 companies of paramilitary forces were sent to Delhi. Ten were from CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and the remaining five were from paramilitary forces. Similarly, five companies were on standby today,” the news agency ANI was quoted as saying by an official . “
Farmers’ tractor rally news: According to Delhi Police, 83 police personnel were injured yesterday due to attack by agitating farmers.
The police have a heavy presence in the iconic Red Fort. The 17th-century memorial in the Old City on Tuesday saw unprecedented violence as protesting peasants entered the fort’s façade, climbed its ramparts and hoisted a religious flag on a mast outside. The police, Batting Fielding, later managed to evacuate them from inside the fort.
The entrance to the Red Fort metro station is closed. Exit from this station is allowed.
All other stations are open. General services on all lines.
– Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I January 27, 2021