NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has named 37 farmer leaders, including Darshan Pal and Yogendra Yadav, in an FIR in connection with the violence that took place during a tractor rally by farmers, officials said on Wednesday.
Police said they will investigate their role.
Police have registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that left more than 300 policemen injured. A total of 200 people have been detained.
Police sources had also named Gurnam Charuni, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Buta Singh Burjgil, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, and Satnam Pannu as being named in the FIRs earlier in the day.
Sources had said then that the FIR also mentions BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.
The FIR mentions multiple IPC sections, including 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 353 (assault/criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), and 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy).
Police sources had said earlier in the day that one of the FIRs, registered in Nangloi station, names at least 40 so-called ‘farmer leaders’, who were part of the negotiations with the government. Yogendra Yadav’s name features in that FIR too.
The national capital witnessed clashes between protesters and police during the tractor parade by farmers to press their demand of repealing three new agriculture laws.
Sources had said then that an FIR in the Red Fort case includes charges under vandalism and robbery. The charges of robbery were included because some of the rioters had snatched away teargas shells from the police and entered the monument.
The police officials had said the case against the violence at Red Fort would be investigated by the Crime Branch.