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Tractor Rally Violence: Delhi Police files over 25 cases, vows action against farmer leaders if found involved

The Delhi Police has named farmer leaders Yogendra Yadav, Rakesh Tikait and Darshan Pal, among others, in the FIRs related to the Republic Day violence.

January 27, 2021 / 08:57 PM IST
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital during Republic Day celebrations  (Image: AP)

A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital during Republic Day celebrations (Image: AP)

Over 25 cases were registered by the Delhi Police in connection to the violence which erupted during farmers' tractor rally. Stringent action would be taken against the farmer leaders if found involved in instigating the violence, Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said on January 27.

"We have video footages to investigate. We will use face recognition system for investigations and make arrests. No culprit found involved in violence will be spared," he added.

The Delhi Police has named farmer leaders Yogendra Yadav, Rakesh Tikait and Darshan Pal, among others, in the FIRs related to the Republic Day violence.

"Farmer leader Satnam Singh gave provocative statement at Mukarba chowk. Farmer Darshan Pal refused to go back," Shrivastava said in the press briefing.