Cops remove agitating farmers from Red Fort
New Delhi: Police removed protesting farmers from Red Fort area as some groups deviated from their designated route and tried to hoist their flag atop the monument.
Internet services were suspended in parts of Delhi due to the violence. Home Minister Amit Shah has taken stock of the law and order situation in the national capital.
Chaotic situation ruled Delhi borders as groups of farmers broke barricades and police check posts to enter the national capital before schedule.
Police used tear gas at Delhi’s Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi to bring the groups under control. Clashes were also reported at ITO, Akshardham as well.
Meanwhile, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and the Aam Aadmi Party have condemned the violence. Captain Singh took to Twitter to express shock over the violence in Delhi.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union said anti-social elements infiltrated farmers’ movement and created violence. The NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the government should act maturely and take the right decision.