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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Tractor rally violence: Wireless snatcher arrested from police, search for magazine robbers continues

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A man who allegedly snatched a wireless set from a Delhi Police constable has been arrested on Tuesday in Nangloi during the 26 January violence. While giving this information on Friday, the police said that a wireless set was recovered from the person. He was already involved in three cases registered in several police stations of Delhi in 2019.

On 26 January, protesters snatched pistols, ammunition and even tear gas guns from the policemen on duty in the violence that erupted during a farmers’ rally on January 26, police said. At least 394 police personnel and several protesters were injured in violent clashes on Republic Day following the tractor rally proposed by the protesting farmers. Several protesters attacked policemen with spears and swords, after which the injured were admitted to several hospitals in the national capital.

Police mentioned about snatching magazine in FIR

According to the FIR, the protesters also tried to snatch guns from two police personnel, but both constables managed to keep their weapons safe. However, he could not save the magazine. The FIR stated, “The mob attempted to snatch Constable Bhawani Singh’s MP-5 gun. Though he managed to secure the gun, the protesters snatched away the magazines of his 20 cartridges. Similarly, the mob looted 20 cartridges of Constable King’s SLR gun. ”

Policemen made hostage

The FIR stated, “The mob damaged a bus, a government gypsy and other vehicles. Anti-riot equipment – sticks, shields, helmets etc. were also snatched away. ” The FIR stated that the mob took some policemen hostage near Lahori Gate toilet and vandalized the ticket counter. Delhi Police has also named Deep Sidhu and Lakkha Sidhana in the FIR in connection with the incident related to the Red Fort.

The police also tried to punish sections 186 (obstructing the work of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), section 353 (assault to stop public servant from his duty), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 152 (public servant during a riot Assault), 397 (robbery, attempted robbery with assault) and 307 (attempt to murder).

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