Uttarakhand Police Identifies At Least 300 Farmers Who Were Part Of The Mob That Stormed Red Fort: Report

Uttarakhand Police Identifies At Least 300 Farmers Who Were Part Of The Mob That Stormed Red Fort: Report (representative image) Source: @ANI/Twitter

Uttarakhand Police has reportedly claimed to have identified at least 300 people who were part of the violent protests at Red Fort on 26 January. The state police have said that these people were part of the mob that "clashed with the security personnel" at the Red Fort, reports Times of India.

These people belong to different parts of the district. The ToI report quotes Daleep Singh Kunwar, senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Udham Singh Nagar as saying: “We have identified the farmers from Khatima, Sitarganj, Kichha, Rudrapur, Gadarpur, Bazpur, Kashipur and Jaspur towns of the district who created ruckus at the Red Fort. We are sharing the details with Delhi Police.”

The report mentions that the president of Terai Kisan Mahasabha Tejender Singh Virk has been named in the FIR filed by the Delhi Police.

Virk said that farmers who were protesting at the Ghazipur border had no role to play in the "events that unfolded in the national capital."

He said that the rally was joined by anti-social elements and that he demands a high level inquiry against those who stormed the Red Fort and "tried to malign our work." He has added that the farmers will send a reply to the notice sent by Delhi Police.