Capital siege: Cases registered against Vandals

WITH most of the Delhiites and residents of NCR remaining horrified witnessing unprecedented vandalism by some groups of farmers on the auspicious Republic Day, the national capital is returning to normalcy. Thosands of commuters had a harrowing day on Tuesday, January 27 as several roads remained closed due to the precautionary measures being taken to track down the lawbreakers. Despite appeal made by the Kisan leaders to return to the protesting sites at the Delhi borders, many of them are reportedly hiding in the capital as the Delhi Police have registered First Information  Reports under various sections of the Indian Penal Code against those found indulging in attacking the police personnel on duty and unauthorizedly driving tractors on the non-earmarked routes endangering public.

The tractor routes specified by the SKM and the Police were not followed. CCTV cameras installed in the historic Red Fort and other places were allegedly damaged during the siege on Delhi. More than 300 Police personnel have been injured, several of them seriously, after being attacked by agitating farmers ,claimed Delhi Police. Most of the incidents related to confrontations between the farmers and the Police were reported from Mukarba Chowk, Ghazipur, ITO, Seemapuri, Nangloi T-Point, Tikri Border and the Red Fort. Several public and private properties have been damaged in this act of vandalism by the rioting mob. Delhi Police said  a section of the crowd also climbed  atop the rampart of the Red Fort where they hoisted their organisation’s flag. With great efforts the Delhi Police removed the crowd from the Rampart and the vicinity. Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava has asked the agitating farmers not to indulge in violence. He appealed to them to maintain peace. The time and the routes for the tractor rally were finalised after several rounds of meetings. The agitators defied the conditions and started their march before the scheduled time and they chose the path of violence. The Police displayed utmost restraint during the tractor rally.  Delhi Police took necessary steps with restraint to maintain law and order. This agitation has caused great damage to public property, DCP Shrivastava said.  Pictures taken from Twitter.

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