Tractor rally violence updates: 313 cops hurt, over 200 booked, 22 FIRs
A day after farmers broke through barricades and stormed the Red Fort, tell-tale signs of anarchy and vandalism were visible at the historic monument. For hours on Republic Day, rioting farmers -- many on tractors -- ran amok on Delhi's streets. Here are the latest developments.
1) Delhi Police Commissioner has submitted a report to the Union Home Ministry detailing the sequence of events that played out the national capital.
2) Four farmer leaders have been booked for yesterday's protests. The list includes Yogendra Yadav, Baljeet Singh Rajewal, Gurnam Singh Chanduli and Darshal Pal. A total of 22 FIRs have been filed so far. Photo Source: Twitter
3) Delhi Police has detained over 200 people in connection with the violence during farmers' tractor rally in the city yesterday. They will be arrested soon.
4) Delhi Police will hold a press briefing at 4 pm today in which all questions regarding the violence during farmers' tractor rally yesterday will be answered.
5) Delhi Metro authorities have shut Lal Quila station and restricted entry to Jama Masjid station amid heavy security deployment at Red Fort.
6) Twitter has suspended over 300 accounts that engaged in spam and platform manipulation as the farmers' tractor rally went violent in the national capital on Republic Day.
7) A new assessment has revealed that over 300 policemen (313) were injured in the violence. Of these, 121 police personnel were injured in North Delhi, 78 in Outer Delhi, 34 in East Delhi, 32 in Dwarka, 27 in West Delhi, 12 in Outer North, 5 in Shahdara and 4 in South Delhi.
8) Delhi Police said multiple videos and CCTV footage are being scanned to identify farmers involved in the violence and that strict action will be taken against the culprits.
9) Farmers' Unions are likely to call off their march towards Parliament on February 1. The Unions will meet today to discuss the matter after which an official announcement will be made.
10) Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel visited Red Fort to inspect the damage to the iconic monument.