Delhi Police withdrew additional police force stationed at the national capital boundaries, where farmers have been camping for more than two months demanding the removal of three farm rules.
As per the internal correspondence of the Delhi Police, additional powers are required to return to their respective units and districts. The presence of the police force at the border of Delhi was increased following the violence during the Farmers’ Tractor Rally on 26 January.
On Republic Day, demonstrators did not follow the pre-arranged path and broke barricades to Delhi, clashed with police and vandalised property in many areas of the national capital during the Farmers’ Tractor Rally. They joined the Red Castle, too.
Police also declared a reward of Rs 50,000 each for the arrests of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh for their suspected participation in violence on 26 January, according to the Delhi Police.
Farmers have been protesting at various boundaries of national capital since 26 November against the three recently enacted farm legislations: the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020; the Farmers’ Empowerment and Security Act 2020 and the Essential Crops (Amendment) Act 2020.