Meanwhile, farm leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni lashed out at Sidhu stating that what he had done trying to create disturbances. Terming him a 'government's dalaal', Chaduni said that he has been trying to create disturbances, always speaking against farm leaders. Chaduni added that the unions had never planned to go to the Red Fort, claming the administration had committed a big mistake by not taking appropriate action against him.
"Giving a communal colour to whatever has happened today is deeply condemnable. Our movement is a farmer's movement and not a religious movement. Whatever Deep Singh Sidhu has done is extremely deplorable, I think he is govt's "dalaal". He has been trying to create disturbances, always speaks against the farmer leaders," said Chaduni.
He added, "We had no plan of going to Red Fort. We strongly condemn his activities. No one should come under any influence. We condemn the Delhi administration and govt for firing on farmers. The administration has committed a big mistake by not giving proper appropriate." Deep Sidhu has posted a video on his Facebook page saying, “We have only hoisted the Nishan Sahib at the Red Fort while exercising our democratic right to protest,” adding that he had not removed the tricolour flag atop Red Fort.
Levying serious allegations, Punjab Congress MP Ravneet Bittu on Tuesday, claimed that actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu and 'hundreds of his supporters' maligned the peaceful farmers' protest by hoisting two flags - one saffron and one yellow bearing a holy Sikh symbol atop the dome of the Red Fort. Bittu alleged that 'infiltration into the protest' had happened on a large scale. He also stated that Sidhu had took over the main stage at Singhu border along with Lakha Sidhana at 12:30 PM Monday night - announcing to hold a rally 'inside Delhi'. Bittu has recently been rebuffed by farmers at Singhu border when he tried to join their protests.
"Farmers were getting ready for the rally on Monday, when Deep Sidhu captured stage at 12:30 late at night. Deep Sidhu and hundreds of his people have done this to malign the protest of farmers. While infiltrations happen in big agitations, this was on large scale. It is a shame for us that people have taken advantage of this. Why didn't govt arrest a person who they have charged under NIA? The protests will go on and govt should send us back after making us happy," said Bittu. Several protestors clashed with police across Delhi and then breached the Red Fort planting two flags - one saffron and one yellow bearing a holy Sikh symbol atop the dome of the Fort.
Four cases have been registered in connection with the vandalism in East Delhi during the farmers' tractor rally today. Eight buses and 17 private vehicles were vandalized: Delhi Police (Eastern Range)— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
30 police personnel including SHO of Mohan Garden Police Station sustained serious injuries in the violence in Dwarka district during today's tractor rally. Three FIRs are being registered in this regard: Delhi Police
Delhi Police are keeping a close watch on the situation and also registering cases of violation of lawful directions, rioting, damage to public property & assault on public servant with deadly weapons regarding several incidents reported from various locations: Delhi Police https://t.co/07TLlcaC5j— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
आज गणतंत्र दिवस पर दिल्ली में जिस तरह का तांडव हुआ उस पर मैं उन नेताओं की निंदा करता हूं जिन्होंने पुलिस के साथ बैठकर ट्रैक्टर परेड को शांतिपूर्वक निकालने का वचन दिया था, लेकिन जब दिल्ली में हिंसा का तांडव हो रहा था तब ये नेता दिखाई नहीं दिए: केंद्रीय मंत्री रतन लाल कटारिया pic.twitter.com/s6mEgRte8w— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) January 26, 2021
It didn't look like farmers' stir. It was an act by terrorists. Terrorists, Khalisthanis& Congress workers are behind this. People who hate PM Modi attempted to destabilise govt but failed & are frustrated. They have been involved in this kind of acts: Karnataka Minister BC Patil
Delhi police sources estimate 8 DTC buses, 17 private vehicle vandalised in the violnt clashes across the city. Police also reveal that 88 barricade, 4 containers have been damaged while 40 police personnel in Eastern range & over 90 injured in Red Fort.