The Delhi High Court directed the Centre and the police to take action as per the law in the FIRs registered in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh also dismissed a PIL seeking immediate release of persons detained by police since January 26 in connection with the violence on Republic Day. The court dismissed the petition by saying that it appeared to be a publicity interest litigation.
The petitioner, Harman Preet Singh claimed that he has come to know through social activists that people were detained from the Singhu, Ghaziabad and Tikri borders. His advocate Ashima Mandla has argued that people have been detained without informing their family or not producing them before a magistrate.
The tractor parade on Republic Day was meant to highlight the demands of the farmer unions but created chaos on 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. Delhi Police has filed multiple FIRs after the incident.