The Delhi Police on Wednesday (27 January) issued notice to farmer leader Darshan Pal asking him to explain why legal action should not be initiated against him, post violence during tractor rally on the Republic Day.
"You are asked to explain as to why legal action should not be taken against you and other members of your organisation in view of breach of agreement with police, rampant vandalisation and violence by your supporters, desecration of national monuments like Red Fort, and causing inconvenience to various people in the city who were celebrating Republic Day," police said in the notice.
The Delhi Police also directed Darshan Pal to provide names of the perpetrators of the violent acts. It also directed him to submit his response within three days.
Darshan Pal Singh has also been named in the FIR by the Delhi Police along with 37 others including Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav, social activist Medha Patkar and Bharatiya Kisan Union's Haryana unit President Gurnam Singh Chanduni.
Incidentally, following the violence Yogendra Yadav was seen taking the moral high ground as he went around saying that "he felt ‘ashamed’ of the way the tractor parade by farmers had turned out and took responsibility for it".
Over 300 Delhi Police personnel were injured in the violence unleashed by the farmer protesters. Various videos have shown the protesters attacking cops using sticks and swords and forcibly entering the Red Fort and unfurling a Sikh Flag.
(With inputs from IANS)
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