Farmers marched from different borders in Delhi on Tuesday morning, breaking the tenuous conditions between Delhi Police and farmer organizations to take out a tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day. This march was started before the scheduled time when the main function of Republic Day was going on at Rajpath. When the batch of farmers reached the barricade, they had violent clashes with the police. To stop the farmers, the police had to shoot tear gas shells, charge sticks, run a water canon and detained many people.
By the time the news was written late at night, cases had been registered in four police stations of two districts of the Eastern Range, two of them in Ghazipur police station, one in Pandav Nagar and one in Seemapuri police station. Police officials said that these cases are being registered on the basis of the statements of the policemen injured in the violence and in addition to Section 307 of attempt to murder, obstructing government work, assault on government employee.
Many other serious sections have been imposed like causing injury, violating government order, damage to government and personal property, criminal conspiracy and rioting. Police officials said that Kissan also tried to crush Manjit, the Additional District DCP of East District near Noida Road, with a tractor, while a policeman was also wounded by a sword at the AITO. A woman IPS officer was also attacked in outer Delhi.
The DCP of the North District said that more than two FIRs are being filed in his district also. Similar cases are being registered in many other districts including Central, Outer-North, Outer, Dwarka. A total of 36 policemen have been injured in violent clashes with farmers, including some women policemen.