Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 26
In a first official statement since morning on the troubled day in the National Capital, the Delhi Police have appealed to protesting farmers to shun violence and go back to their agreed route, while maintaining that the forces have acted in accordance with agreement reached with them at the time of granting permission to hold tractor parade.
The police said till now 18 of their personnel have sustained injuries during the day and of them one is critical.
“Our forces have acted and made arrangements as per the conditions agreed between the farmers’ leaders and the officials. Till now our forces have showed extreme restraint, but protesting farmers have disregarded all the agreed norms for holding the rally,” they said in the statement.
The police alleged that farmers began their rally well before the time agreed upon and have chosen to indulge in violence and other unlawful activities, which led to huge loss of public properties.
“Thus we appeal to them to leave the path of violence and go back to the already agreed route for the tractor rally,” the police statement read.