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Farmers' protest: Delhi Police withdraws additional forces from borders

On February 1, after the violence witnessed on Republic Day, Delhi police fortified the city borders by cementing nails near barricades at Ghazipur, Tikri

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Delhi Police officials inspect the site of the farmers’ agitation at Singhu border on Thursday PTI

The on Monday withdrew the additional police force deployed at capital borders, where farmers are camping for over two months demanding withdrawal of three farm laws.

As per an internal communication of Delhi Police, the additional forces are asked to go back to their respective units and districts.

The deployment of the police force was increased in the Delhi borders following the violence during the farmers' tractor rally on January 26.

On Republic Day, protestors did not follow the prearranged route and broke barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police and vandalised property in several parts of the capital during the farmers' tractor rally. They also entered the Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.

Police had also announced a reward of Rs 50,000 each for the arrest of Jajbir Singh, Buta Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh for their alleged involvement in the January 26 violence, according to the

Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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First Published: Tue, February 09 2021. 07:01 IST
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