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Farmers Tractor Rally LIVE UPDATES: Red Fort Breached; 83 Police Personnel Injured

Farmers' tractor rally which was planned on nine pre-decided routes turned violent at points. Some farmers forcibly entered Central Delhi, clashing with Delhi police. Farmers plant flags at Red Fort

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Farmers' tractor rally which was planned on nine pre-decided routes turned violent at points. Some farmers forcibly entered Central Delhi, clashing with Delhi police. Farmers plant flags at Red Fort
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22:56 IST, January 26th 2021
Gurnam Singh Chaduni: 'Deep Sidhu did deplorable act'

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.

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22:56 IST, January 26th 2021
Congress MP: 'Deep Sidhu maligned farmers'

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. 

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22:55 IST, January 26th 2021
4 cases registered

 

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22:55 IST, January 26th 2021
30 police personnel injured: Delhi police

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

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22:55 IST, January 26th 2021
Delhi police take stock

 

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22:55 IST, January 26th 2021
Union Min slams Farm leaders

 

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22:55 IST, January 26th 2021
Karnataka min: 'Act by terrorists'

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

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21:41 IST, January 26th 2021
Delhi police reveal details of injuries & vandalism

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.

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21:32 IST, January 26th 2021
Video shows police pushed by Red Fort protestors

 

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20:40 IST, January 26th 2021
200 stranded artists rescued from Red Fort