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We Have Taken Cognisance Of Possible Anti-National Elements During Tractor Rally: Delhi police

Mumbai: Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava on Monday informed that Delhi Police and farmer leaders have visited the route for the Kisan Tractor Rally to be held on Republic Day tomorrow, stating that the police had taken cognizance of possible anti-national elements.

The Delhi Police Commissioner further said that the police will facilitate the farmers in the rally so that they stay on track.

“We have been talking with the farmer leaders for the last six to seven days and are very well coordinated. Based on our discussions, we have mutually agreed on three routes for the rally. We (police and farmer leaders) have visited the routes,” Srivastava told the media.

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“Various essential terms and conditions have been understood, not only for the people of Delhi but also for the farmers themselves. With the Republic Day parade and the farmers’ rally at the same time, some anti-national elements can take advantage of the situation. We have taken cognizance of this and are taking precautions. If the need arises, we will not back down from taking necessary steps,” he added.

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Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Intelligence in Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak has said on Sunday, “The tractor rally will enter the Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders from Delhi and return to its originating points. From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway, and then return to Singhu.”

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Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 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.

(With Agency Inputs)

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