Republic Day violence: Delhi Police tells people not to believe 'rumours' about detention of farmer leaders

Delhi Police tweeted that social media posts claiming that many farmers are missing after the 26 Jan violence, and that the police is carrying out 'illegal detentions' are false

Press Trust of India February 01, 2021 22:44:03 IST
Republic Day violence: Delhi Police tells people not to believe 'rumours' about detention of farmer leaders

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday appealed to people not to believe in rumours about illegal detention of farmers protesting against three new agri laws and asserted that the investigation is being carried out in a fair and transparent manner.

Delhi Police PRO Eish Singhal said 44 FIRs have been registered and 122 people arrested till now.

The information about the cases concerned has been updated on the official website of the Delhi Police as per guidelines of the Supreme Court to facilitate the public, he said.

The kin of those arrested can also seek information from the police stations concerned.

"We appeal to the public to not believe in rumours. Investigation carried out by the Delhi Police is transparent and fair," Singhal said.

According to the police, 394 police personnel were injured while 30 police vehicles were damaged in the violence during the farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day.

Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Police said, "There are various rumours being spread about illegal detention and missing of many farmers post January 26 violence. Delhi Police has registered 44 cases and arrested 122 persons so far."

"Their details are available on Delhi Police website. No one has been illegally detained by the police," it added.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the border points of Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur with deployment of additional security forces and placement of multi-layered barricades and barbed wires amid apprehensions of more farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh joining the protest.

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