On the eve of Republic Day 2021, the farmers organized a farmer's tractor rally for protesting against the newly passed farm laws, the rally was supposed to be coordinated with the Delhi Police in order to ensure the safety of the general public, however, things got out of control when certain factions of the protestors broke the planned route and entered key city areas causing damage to public property and hoisted a religious flag at Red Fort.
In the response to that, Delhi Police started an investigation in order to apprehend the perpetrators, Delhi police commissioner has submitted an investigative report to Home Minister Amit Shah. Delhi Police's FIR on the ITO incident mentions the sequence of the incidenst. It mentions that the farmers started coming towards Central Delhi & constant requests of maintaining law and order were made to them. It also mentions the incident where a farmer died after his tractor overturned.
The FIR says that the Police and others started rescuing them but the protesting farmers came there with tractors and attempted to hit Police officials. The police had a close shave and left from the spot, later they got to know that the farmer succumbed to his injuries. Report by Delhi police mentions the names of farmer leaders Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil & Joginder Singh Ugraha for breach of NOC issued regarding farmers' tractor rally. FIR also mentions the name of BKU spox Rakesh Tikait
#WATCH | Protesters agitating against the farm laws, repeatedly ram their tractors into a Delhi Police vehicle overturning it, during yesterday's violence in Delhi (26.1.2021)— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2021
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Sandeep, Operator of DCP North, Delhi, is his statement said, ''Many violent people reached Red Fort suddenly. Drunken farmers or whoever they were, attacked us suddenly with swords, lathis, and other weapons. The situation was worsening and it was too difficult for us to control the violent crowd''.
Delhi Police is still diving further into its investigation to find out whether some outside elements were involved as it has been suspected that some Khalistani forces might be behind this violence. In addition to this, Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence during the farmers' tractor rally in the city yesterday, and they will be arrested soon.