Delhi Police has issued lookout notices against farmer leaders, who have been named in the multiple FIRs registered in connection with the violence that broke out in the National Capital on Republic Day.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed the Delhi Police to issue lookout notices against the farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs.

The MHA has also asked the Delhi Police to seize the passports of the accused farmer leaders.

All together as many as 37 farmer leaders have been named in the FIRs.

Names of Punjabi actor-singer Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidhana also feature in the FIR lodged in connection with the clashes that broke out at Red fort.

The police has also served notices to farmer leaders seeking answers within 3 days on as to why the agreement with the police in regards to the tractor rally was violated.

Around 200 protesters have been detained by the police on charges of rioting, damaging public property and assaulting police personnel.

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava alleged that several of the farmer leaders made inflammatory speeches and were involved in the violence.

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Unprecedented violence broke out in the National Capital on January 26 after protestors who took out the tractor rally made a detour from the agreed upon route for the tractor rally.

Violence broke out soon after, as Central Delhi was witness to ferocious clashes between the police and the protesting farmers.

A farmer, who was a part of the tractor rally also died after the speeding tractor he was on board overturned near the ITO junction in Central Delhi.

A section of protesting farmers also entered the Red Fort and hoisted a flag atop a dome.

Meanwhile, the protesting farmers have blamed “anti-social elements” for the unprecedented violence.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has claimed that nearly 400 policemen sustained injuries in the clashes with the rampaging farmers’ protestors.

The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence.

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