Violence had erupted on 26th January 2020, Republic Day at Red Fort in Delhi amid the farmers’ tractor rally and a major clash happened between Delhi police and protestors.
The Delhi Police had arrested several people in connection with the R-Day violence and they have now released the list of 120 people arrested.
Delhi Police also warned the general public about “rumors” being spread about “illegal detentions” and missing farmers.
Among those arrested include 80-year-old Gurmukh Singh of Shanashapuri village of Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab, 70-year-old Jeet Singh of Khanouri Kalan village of Sangrur district in Punjab, 63-year-old Joginder Singh of Boha village of Mansa district in Punjab, 63-year-old Dharampal of Dhansa village of Delhi, 62-year-old Daya Kishan of Ashodha village in Bahadurgarh of Jhajjar district in Haryana and 60-year-old Jagbir of Rithal village of Rohtak district in Haryana.
The list contains the names of people arrested in FIRs registered at Mukherjee Nagar, Nangloi, Uttam Nagar, Najafgarh, Seemapuri, Baba Haridas Nagar, Paschim Vihar West, Ali Pur Outer North and Mundka Outer District police stations.
Delhi Police tweeted, “No one has been illegally detained by the police.”
Delhi Police PRO Eish Singhal stated 44 FIRs had been lodged and 122 people arrested. Two of the arrested persons’ names had not been released, as they are under 18.
The police have also issued over 50 notices to people, including farmer union leaders, in connection with the violence. The police said that their passports would be seized in the days to come.
Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders. Despite 11 rounds of meeting between the protesting farmers and the Centre, no conclusion has come out so far. No date has been fixed for the next meeting.
The farmers have been protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.