Delhi Police Notice To Farmer Leader Darshan Pal Over Tractor Rally Violence

The action comes after Delhi Police chief SN Shrivastava alleged that farmer leaders were involved in the January 26 violence and warned that no one will be spared.

The notice to Darshan Pal also cited violations of conditions set for the tractor parade

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police on Wednesday issued a notice to farmer leader Darshan Pal over the violence during the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day, asking why legal action should not be taken against him.

Noting that the vandalisation at the Red Fort on Republic Day was "the most deplorable and anti-national act", the police asked Darshan Pal to submit his response within three days.

The action comes after Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava alleged that farmer leaders were involved in the January 26 violence and warned that no one will be spared.

The notice also cited violations of conditions set for the tractor parade.

"Despite agreeing to the mutually decided terms and conditions for the rally, you and other farmer leaders acted in a very irresponsible manner yesterday," the police said in its notice to the farmer leader.

The police also asked Darshan Pal, who heads the Krantikari Kisan Union and is a member of the umbrella body Samyukt Kisan Morcha, to give the names of perpetrators of such violent acts who are from his organisation.

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