Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2021

FIR against Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav and others for January 26 violence

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has named Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait beside other agitating leaders including Yogendra Yadav in the FIR over the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally on Tuesday.

Those detained will be arrested soon

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.

Delhi Police has arrested over 200 rioteers.

“Those detained will be arrested soon,” the Delhi Police said.

The FIR has been filed under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 395 (dacoity), 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy). The rioters have reportedly robbed many artefacts that were kept inside Red Fort.

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 SN 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.

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