Following violence in Republic Day’s tractor rally on Tuesday, the home ministry has directed the Delhi police to issue lookout notices against farmers leaders against whom the FIRs have been registered. Their passports would also be seized. The police has also served notices to 20 farmer leaders including Yogendra Yadav, Baldev Singh Sirsa and Rajewal. The police has asked them to respond within three days and explain why the conditions agreed for the tractor rally were not catered to.
OnThursday, Home minister Amit Shah met the injured police personnel. Shah posted a video of himself at the hospital and applauded the police personnel for their bravery and courage. According to the Delhi police, more than 300 police personnel were injured during violent clashes that broke out between the protesters and the police. One farmer had also died during the protests when his tractor overturned. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has also submitted its report on the damages at the Red Fort when protesters stormed inside the building. Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidhana are among those against whom an FIR has been registered.
Delhi continues to be under heavy security following the Republic Day mayhem. Security personnel have been deployed at border points and the Red Fort. The situation is returning to normal and metro services that were affected in the aftermath of violence have restarted. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has said all the stations are now open and the normal services have been restored. Earlier the entry points to Lal Quila metro station and Jama Masjid Metro station were closed following the clashes.
Meanwhile, opposition has intensified the attack on the government. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said farmers have not read and understood the laws, or the country would be on fire.