New Delhi: A Delhi cop was allegedly beaten up by some protesters at the Tikri border where he had gone to paste posters on missing farmers. The cop Jitender Rana, posted at Nangloi police station, received injuries on his head and other body parts. He had to be rushed to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Rana had gone to the protest site to stick posters on the farmers who allegedly went missing in the aftermath of the January 26 violence at Red Fort. Also Read - Ready to Protest in Summers: Farmers at Ghazipur Border Put up Tents
Here’s what we know so far:
1) The policeman had gone to the protest site at Tikri border to paste posters of protesting farmers who had gone missing since the violence that broke out on Republic Day during the tractor parade rally, a senior police officer said. Also Read - Farmers to Gherao Agriculture Ministry on Feb 26, Govt Says Ready to Resume Talks With Protesters | Key Points
2) An FIR has been registered in the matter and an investigation is underway. Also Read - Man Who Climbed Ramparts of Red Fort on Republic Day Arrested
3) Tikri border is one of the protesting sites where farmers are agitating against the farm laws.
4) Farmers have been protesting at different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.