Delhi Police has so far registered 38 FIRs and arrested 84 people in connection with the violence during the tractor parade on Republic Day Violence. Officials of Delhi Police gave this information on Saturday. Tractor parade (Tractor Parade Violence) in protest against the three new agricultural laws brought by the central government caused panic in Delhi on 26 January.
During the tractor rally, several protesters entered the Red Fort Violence and placed their flag on the flag where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag on 15 August. Police on Friday asked nine farmer leaders to join the investigation, but no one has reached the police. On Republic Day, violent clashes broke out between farmer protesters and police in different areas of Delhi, injuring many people and ransacking many places. The biggest controversy has been about the flags hoisted at the Red Fort and the sabotage there.
The Delhi Police has issued notices near the farmers’ platform on the Singhu border. In three days, notice has been given to the farmers leaders to appear. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) BK Singh said that Delhi Police has received 1,700 video clips and CCTV footage related to the tractor parade violence from the general public. After the Red Fort violence in Delhi on 26 January, the agitation of the farmers was seen to be weakening, but suddenly the tears of Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Indian Farmers Union, once again strengthened the movement.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan have been protesting peacefully against agricultural laws at Delhi’s Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur border since 26 November 2020. Meetings have been going on between the farmers and the government since 14 October 2020. But there is no result so far. During the 10th round of negotiations, the central government had proposed suspending agricultural laws for a period of one to one and a half years and constituted a joint committee to consider the laws, but the farmer’s associations rejected it.