FIR Against Rakesh Tikait, Other Farmer Leaders for R-Day Violence During Tractor Rally

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.

Police has now begun investigation to analyse the video footage available to identify the violent protesters who damaged public property and attacked the Delhi Police personnel.

NEW DELHI — The Delhi Police has named Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait beside other farmer leaders in the FIR over the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally on Tuesday.

The FIR charges them with breach of No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued regarding the rally.

The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs till now in various districts over the violent protest by agitating farmers on January 26, under sections of rioting, damage to public property and assault on public servant with deadly weapons.

Police has now begun investigation to analyse the video footage available to identify the violent protesters who damaged public property and attacked the Delhi Police personnel. A total of 86 policemen were injured in the violence as farmers entered into Delhi with their tractors ahead of the scheduled time agreed with the police forces of Delhi, Haryana and UP.

Meanwhile, the DCP North also visited the injured police personnel in the hospital.

Nearly 200 protesters have been detained so far. Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava has also held a high-level meeting with senior police officers to take a stock of the situation and discuss the future course of action.

Earlier on Tuesday, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait condoled the hoisting of a flag at the historic Red Fort in the heart of the national capital and accused the Delhi Police of “negligence” as they did not support the farmers’ protest.

“Whatever happened today was due to the negligence on the part of Delhi Police. They did not support us and they were unable to control the huge number of farmers,” said Tikait talking to media. — IANS

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