Republic Day Violence: Forensic Team Collects Evidence From Red Fort: Report

Tractor Rally Violence: Thousands of protesters had breached the monument on January 26 after deviating from their tractor rally route triggering a conflict with the police.

Republic Day Violence: Forensic Team Collects Evidence From Red Fort: Report

Farmers Protest Violence: Thousands of protesters breached the Red Fort during a tractor rally in Delhi

New Delhi:

A team of forensic experts today visited the Red Fort to collect evidence in connection with the violence that broke out at the iconic monument on Republic Day.

Thousands of protesters had breached the monument on January 26 after deviating from their tractor rally route triggering a conflict with the police.

The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police is investigating the matter and several teams have been formed to identify the culprits.

The force has termed the vandalisation at the Red Fort as an "anti-national act".

"A team of forensic experts visited Red Fort and it is collecting evidence," an official told news agency Press Trust of India.

Protesters had clashed with police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions to highlight their demand for repeal of the Centre's three farm laws.

Around 50 police personnel were injured.

Many of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort while some of them hoisted religious flags on its domes and the flagstaff at the ramparts of the fort, where the national flag is unfurled by the Prime Minister on Independence Day.

On Friday, the Delhi Police had issued an appeal in newspapers asking people to share any evidence or information about the violence.

"All members of the public, including media persons, who are witnesses to the incidents or have any information about the incident or have captured any activity on their mobile phones or camera, are hereby requested to come forward and give their statements/footage/picture in their possession at room number 215, second floor, Old Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO during office hours, on any working day or contact on 8750871237 or 011-23490094 or send e-mail on kisanandolanriots.26jan2021@gmail.com," the appeal stated.
 

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