Farmers Tractor March Violence: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a high alert in Punjab amid violence during a tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day.
Captain Amarinder Singh asked Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure that law and order should be maintained at all costs.
Giving information, the Media Adviser to the Chief Minister said in a tweet: “@capt_amarinder orders high alert in Punjab amid Delhi violence during #KisanTractorRally, asks @DGPPunjabPolice to ensure law & order is maintained at all costs.”
Meanwhile, Delhi Police PRO Eish Singhal stated that protesters turned violent at some places. Several police personnel were injured and public properties also damaged, he said, adding that “Police exercised restraint and used force only when needed.”
“I appeal to protesters to return through the designated routes and maintain peace,” he added on violence in farmers’ tractor march.
Likewise, many of the entry and exit gates in the national capital have been closed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Earlier in the day, Punjab CM said, “Shocking scenes in Delhi. The violence by some elements is unacceptable. It’ll negate goodwill generated by peacefully protesting farmers. Kisan leaders have disassociated themselves & suspended #TractorRally. I urge all genuine farmers to vacate Delhi & return to borders.”