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Kisan Andolan Update: Delhi Police scanning CCTVs to identify rioters, Crime Branch likely to handle probe

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
Delhi Police scanning CCTVs to identify rioters, Crime Branch likely to handle probe

A day after the capital witnessed unprecedented violence, the Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered strict action against those behind the chaos during the farmer tractor march. 

Sources said that efforts are underway to identify the rioters in this march. Delhi Police will scan all the video recordings, mobile footages and CCTVs in a bid to identify culprits. 

Sources even said that cops have started gathering the CCTV footages from Nangloi, Red Fort, central Delhi and Mukarba Chowk and will see these videos to identify the rioters. 

The Crime Branch and Special Cell are assisting the city police of capital, sources said. They added that the probe could be handed over to the Crime Branch. The Crime Branch is likely to constitute an SIT. 

Sources said that action will also be taken against farmer leaders who provoked the protesters to took a different route that was not in the route. 

Delhi Police chief SN Shrivastava stated that the farmer unions did not follow conditions set for the tractor rally that was supposed to be held between 12 pm and 5 pm. He said that those involved in the violence will not be spared and that the farmer leaders will also be questioned.

In a media briefing, the Delhi Police chief SN Shrivastava said, "Farmer leaders were also involved in the violence that broke out during tractor rally."

"Farmer leaders have betrayed, they did not follow conditions set for the tractor parade, said the Delhi Police Commissioner.

Meanwhile, Delhi police said that 22 FIRs have been registered so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor parade in the national capital leaving over more than 200 policemen injured. 

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new farm laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through police barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.  

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