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Forensic Team Visit Delhi’s ITO to Investigate Republic Day Violence


Police personnel keep vigil after clashes with farmers and their supporters during tractor march on Republic Day at ITO in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

Police personnel keep vigil after clashes with farmers and their supporters during tractor march on Republic Day at ITO in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

Police on Thursday issued lookout notices against farmer leaders and announced a probe into the “conspiracy” behind the Republic Day violence.

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  • Last Updated: January 31, 2021, 21:00 IST
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A team of Forensic Science Laboratory on Sunday reached Delhi’s ITO area, where the farmers’ tractor parade turned violent on January 26, leaving 394 security personnel injured and one protestor dead, officials said, adding that the team is collecting forensic evidences from the ITO and nearby areas.

“A team from National Forensic Sciences University is analysing videos of January 26 violence in Delhi. They visited various spots in Delhi today. Delhi Police’s Crime Branch received more than 5,000 video footages and photos from the public,” ANI quotes Additional CP Crime BK Singh as saying.

He also said that more than 50 notices have been issued to the protestors and more will be sent in coming days after tracking the addresses of tractors owners.

“Videos of wrong route the mob took on Republic Day are being collected. More than 50 notices have been issued. The tractors’ registration numbers have been sent to licensing authority to track addresses of owners of tractors. Notices being sent to them as well,” said Additional CP Crime.

A protestor died near ITO during the violence on Republic Day. An FSL team had visited the Red Fort on Saturday and Ghazipur protest site on Friday. The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal the three new agriculture laws turned violent as protesters deviated from routes, attacked police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag on the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort. Police on Thursday issued lookout notices against farmer leaders and announced a probe into the “conspiracy” behind the Republic Day violence.

Delhi border points at Tikri and Singhu remained under heavy police deployment on Friday. The Delhi Police along with the paramilitary force has been deployed at the borders.

(with inputs from PTI)

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