The Delhi Police on Thursday issued a look out circular against the farmer leaders named in the 25 FIRs registered following the violence in the national capital on Republic Day. The leaders were also asked to surrender their passports.
Over 30 leaders, who have been in talks with the Centre for the last two months over the three farm laws, were booked for rioting, criminal conspiracy, attempt to murder and robbery. The police said “the rioters/protesters and their leaders had a pre-planned objective of not following the mutually agreed route” leading to the violence. At least 19 people have been arrested and 50 detained in connection with the violence so far.
Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah visited the Shushrut Trauma Centre and Tirath Ram Hospital in Civil Lines area to meet the police officers who received injuries during the Republic Day tractor march.
The farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs include: Rakesh Tikait (of Bhartiya Kisan Union), Vijender Singh Virk, VM Singh, Jagtaar Singh Bajwa, Rishipal Singh, Harpal Singh, Vinod Kumar, Darshan Pal, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh, Joginder Singh Ugraha, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, and Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav.
Most of them have been booked for violating the NOC guidelines issued for the tractor parade.
The three protest sites on the borders of Delhi —Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur–remained subdued and a lot emptier after the violence. Protesters held different opinions of what transpired, from admitting fault and saying the violence was “wrong” to blaming “mischievous elements” and insisting it was a “ploy” to defame protesters.