New Delhi: The farmers, who have been making a peaceful agitation for nearly two months on the border of Delhi, the capital of the country, took a violent form on Tuesday.
They broke barricading into Delhi, ransacked DTC buses, damaged police vehicles as well. Delhi Police has informed that 86 policemen have been injured in this incident. Till Wednesday morning, 22 cases have been registered in the tractor rally violence. At the same time, all the protesters who arrived in Lal Quila, moving away from the route of the rally that ran throughout the day, have been kicked out of the fort and heavy forces have been deployed in the Red Fort. Entry to Lalkila metro station was closed by
Police told the media that most of the cases of violence at Mukarba Check, Ghazipur, ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi Tea Point, Tikri Border and Red Fort injured 86 policemen and damaged 17 private trains including 8 DTC buses. Protesters have also broken police barricades from their tractors at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri borders.
Delhi Police officials said that the United Kisan Morcha held several meetings with the police and assured that a peaceful rally would be taken out under the proposed scheme. The route and time were fixed for this, but before the tractor rally started on the morning of Magalwar, the protesters started a ruckus. According to the police, at least 6,000 to 7,000 tractors had gathered at the Singhu border by 8:30 AM. The protesting farmers were demanding to be allowed to go to central Delhi instead of the fixed route.
“Despite the Delhi Police’s refusal, the Nihangos on the horses, armed with swords, saber and furs and other weapons, attacked the police and broke several barricades, which Mubaraka check and The transports were set up in the middle of the city. “The police also said in its statement that in the ITO – where the police headquarters are – a large group of farmers came from Ghazipur and Singhu border and tried to go to New Delhi. was doing. When he was prevented from going there, he started violence on a large scale. The peasants started creating trouble here. Even the policemen and security forces deployed on the barricading tried to mount a tractor. The situation could be controlled after calling for help and a police force.