R-Day violence: 38 cases, 84 arrests so far, raids in Jalandhar
A view of the scene at ITO in New Delhi, when violence broke out during the tractor rally held by agitating farmers, on January 26, 2021.IANS

R-Day violence: 38 cases, 84 arrests so far, raids in Jalandhar

New Delhi, January 30, 2021

After the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on January 26, the Delhi Police have arrested 84 persons in various cases of rioting and causing damage to public property, besides registering 38 cases at different police stations.

Multiple raids are being conducted by the Delhi Police at various places in Punjab and Haryana. On Saturday, the Delhi Police conducted raids at different places in Jalandhar in connection with the vandalism at the Red Fort on Republic Day.

Acting upon the information that two persons -- Jugraj Singh and Navpreet Singh of Tarn Taran -- had hoisted the Nishan Sahib flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on January 26, the Delhi Police raided the Basti Bawa Khel area of Jalandhar.

The police are also probing the role of foreign organisations and individuals in the violence that broke out in the national capital on Republic Day, thus widening the ambit of the probe.

After slapping sections of rioting, criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder on the rioters, the Delhi Police have pressed more serious charges such as the Unwlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on the protesters found involved in the violent protests.

Meanwhile, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has reached out to the people seeking evidence in the form of mobile/video footage or recording statements regarding the January 26 violence.

The police have also appealed to the media to provide the investigating agency the footage captured during the violent protests on January 26.

At least nine farmer leaders have been sent notices by the Crime Branch in connection with the violence to join investigation.

IANS

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