The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the national capital leaving over 100 policemen injured.
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.
Instead of going on the pre-decided route, the farmers insisted upon going towards central Delhi. They charged at the police and broke through several layers of barricades. They not only broke barricades, but also attacked police vehicles and personnel with deadly weapons, police had said.
At Red Fort, they broke the gates and entered. A section of the crowd also managed to climb atop the rampart of the Red Fort where they hoisted their organisation’s flag, the police had said.
Additional PRO (Delhi Police), Anil Mittal, said 22 FIRs have been so far registered in connection with Tuesday’s violence.