- According to Delhi Police, Alipur SHO (Station House Officer) Pradeep Paliwal had been attacked by a protestor who was armed with a sword.
- Following the stone-pelting incidents and protesters breaking barricades, the police had to resort to ‘lathi-charge’ and use tear gas shells
On Friday, Alipur SHO (Station House Officer) Pradeep Paliwal was injured in a scuffle that broke out at Singhu border following the ongoing farmers’ protest. According to the Delhi police, the SHO of Alipur had been attacked by a protestor who was armed with a sword.
A group of people claiming to be local residents gathered at the protest site and demanded to vacate the protest site. Amidst the huge chaos, the police were compelled to hit the protester who dragged the Alipur SHO into the ground along with him.
Stone-pelting incidents were also reported from the area and police barricades were broken. Police had to resort to ‘lathi-charge’ and use tear gas shells to get rid of the crowd. The alleged local people were protesting against the farmers demanding to vacate the area. Slogans like “Khalistan Murdabad”, “Tirange ka apmaan nahi sahega Hindustan” (India will not tolerate the insult of flag) were heard.
Security has been heightened at the Singhu border. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Raghav Chadha visited the Singhu border while Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited Ghazipur border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh).
While speaking to media, Jain said, “We are here to inspect the arrangement of water and toilets done by us. Police stopped movement of water tankers so that they can’t reach here. Police personnel are not allowing movement of water tankers, we are being told that they have been ordered by higher authorities to do so. There is no direction from any authority, it is BJP’s order. We will not let anyone die of hunger and thirst,”
This came 3 days after the Republic Day Tractor Rally violence where protesters broke police barricades to enter Delhi and vandalised vehicles and public properties across several parts of the national capital.