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Republic Day mob wanted to make Red Fort as new protest site against farm laws: Delhi Police


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Republic Day mob wanted to make Red Fort as new protest site against farm laws: Delhi Police

The violent mob at Red Fort on January 26 wanted to capture the monument to make it the new protest site for agitation against the Centre’s new farm laws, the Delhi Police said in its chargesheet. In the 3,232-page chargesheet, police cited data of purchase of tractors in Haryana and Punjab in December 2020 and compared it to the corresponding period last year.

Nearly four months after the violence at Red Fort on the Republic Day, Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against actor-activist Deep Sidhu and 15 others in connection with the case.

On January 26, protesting farmers clashed with police during the tractor rally against three farm laws and stormed into the Red Fort, injuring scores of policemen.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch, which is tasked with investigating the case, filed the report before Metropolitan Magistrate Sahil Monga on May 17 and sought prosecution of 16 accused, including Sidhu.

READ MORE: Delhi Police files chargesheet in Republic Day Violence case, names Deep Sidhu, others

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