A view of the protest by farmers at Singhu, on the border with Haryana, in Delhi on February 4, 2021.
A view of the protest by farmers at Singhu, on the border with Haryana, in Delhi on February 4, 2021.IANS

Farmers demand independent judicial inquiry on January 26 incident

New Delhi, February 17, 2021

Farmers agitating against the Centre's three farm laws at Singhu village, on the national capital's border with Haryana, have demanded a judicial inquiry into the January 26 incident and the role of the Delhi Police regarding the matter.

A member of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) told IANS that the panel of farm leaders looking after the legal issues has demanded a judicial probe by an independent committee of a retired Delhi High Court or Supreme Court judge.

The recommendation for seeking an independent judicial inquiry emerged from the legal committee of BKU in a meeting held recently.

Talking to IANS, Prem Singh, a member of the legal panel of farm unions, who is also a member of the BKU, said, "We have written to the Delhi government and have recommended an independent judicial inquiry to expose a planned conspiracy to defame the farm protest by diverting the designated route for the tractor rally on Republic Day. Also, we have also demanded an independent inquiry into the role of the Delhi Police in this matter."

Singh said that since the incident had occurred in the national capital, a recommendation has been forwarded to the Delhi government. "It was a deep-rooted conspiracy against the farmers protesting against the government's three farm laws. In connivance with police, directions of given routes were changed that led the farmers towards Red Fort. A religious flag was hoisted at the Red Fort in order to communalise the situation and to create a division between the Sikh and Hindu communities," added Singh.


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