Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Tuesday defended the heightened safety features at city borders, asserting the force has “strengthened” barricades so that they’ll’t be broken again.
With multi-layered barricading, iron nails on road, barbed wires, iron rods between cemented boundaries and deployment of DTC buses and extra personnel on ground, the mammoth security duvet at and halt to the farmers’ notify locations hang now turn into sites of peculiar attraction.
The strengthened safety features on the agitation sites across the borders attain after the violence throughout the Republic day tractor parade by protesting farmers’ in which over 500 security personnel hang been injured.
On being requested referring to the safety features, Shrivastava suggested newshounds in Pitampura (outer district of Delhi Police) that he used to be very much surprised that no-one raised questions when protesters attacked policemen throughout the Republic Day tractor rally.
“I’m very much surprised that when tractors hang been outdated faculty on 26 January to attack policemen and barricades hang been broken, no questions hang been raised on the 2nd. What hang we performed now? We hang factual strengthened the barricades so that they effect no longer appear to be broken again,” he acknowledged.
The Delhi Police had registered 44 FIRs in opposition to protesters in reference to the violence and arrested 122 of us.
Thousands of farmers hang been agitating at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri halt to Delhi borders for over two months in opposition to the Centre’s new farm authorized guidelines.
The Delhi Police chief furthermore visited the police personnel who hang been injured throughout the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic day, and lauded them for exercising utmost restraint within the face of violent behaviour whereas persuading the farmers to observe designated routes.
Shrivastava used to be accompanied by senior cops, including Particular Commissioner of Police (West Zone) Sanjay Singh and Joint Commissioner of Police (Western Differ) Shalini Singh, officers acknowledged.
A total of 510 police personnel hang been injured throughout the incident and as many as 144 amongst them hang been from western vary of the Delhi Police, they acknowledged.
The Delhi Police Commissioner acknowledged the force remained agency, yet polite whereas performing their accountability in such adversarial peril.
He acknowledged the team took appropriate plug determining the gravity of the peril within the hobby of of us of Delhi and the distinction of the force. He furthermore lauded the personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) for performing their accountability efficiently alongside with Delhi Police.
Shrivastava requested the personnel to be willing for more difficult tasks forward and pressured upon practising revolt alter drills and giving due consideration to private safety, whereas going thru any demonstration.
Though some monetary help has been extended for the injured from Police Households Welfare Society funds, it wouldn’t compensate their injuries and distress, Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police), acknowledged in a statement.
The Delhi Police chief furthermore directed the district heads to protect in constant touch with the injured personnel, and wished them rapid restoration.
Among the badly injured are Inspector Baljeet Singh, SHO Mohan Backyard, and head constable Jagbir posted on Vajra Vahan’ (anti-revolt automobile). Inspector Baljeet used to be deputed at Ghazipur wooden when the violent mob attacked him at around 2 pm on January 26. He held ground for added than an hour and fractured both his hands whereas controlling the crowd, in maintaining with police.
Jagbir used to be caught inside Vajra Vahan, which used to be attacked from both aspect. He used to be thrashed at some point soon of with lathis and suffered spinal injuries, they added.