Police have been deployed at Delhi’s border points, Tikri and Singhu in the aftermath of the violence that broke out during a tractor parade by farmers in the national capital on Republic Day.
Personnel of the Delhi Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at the borders. Several roads have been closed and the traffic police has asked the commuters to take other routes.
Hundreds of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members stayed put on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. BKU members, led by Rakesh Tikait, are staying put at the UP Gate in Ghazipur since November 28 last year.
The tractor parade was meant to highlight the demands of the farmer unions but created chaos on Republic day as tens of thousands of protesters, wielding sticks and holding the tricolour and union flags, broke barriers, clashed with police and entered the city from various points to lay siege to the Red Fort and climb the flagpole on Republic Day.
The police have so far registered 33 FIRs in connection with the violence and issued lookout notices against 44 people, including most of the farmer leaders and announced a probe into the conspiracy behind the Republic Day violence.