HC fires PIL for acting against police and intelligence officials for Republic Day violence | India News
A section of the crowd from the farmers’ Republic Day tractor march raised a religious flag from the walls of the Red Fort (File photo)
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed at a cost of Rs 10,000 a PIL seeking action against police and intelligence officials concerned about its “failure” to “anticipate and control” the farmers’ protest in the Republic Day that led to his forced entry into the Red Fort.
A bench of the Chief Justice DN Patel and Judge Jyoti Singh refused to entertain the PIL saying that it was too early for the court to interfere in the matter as the police registered FIR in connection with the January 26 incident.
The January 26 tractor parade that was to highlight the demands of farmers’ unions to repeal three new agricultural laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the national capital as thousands of protesters broke barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and they hoisted a religious. flag from the walls of the iconic Red Fort.
Joginder Tuli, chairman of the petitioning NGO, confirmed that the court dismissed the petition at a cost of Rs 10,000.
The NGO, Delhi Citizen Forum for Citizen Rights, in its petition had stated that the incident occurred due to major failures in the security system and also violated national honor, as instead of the national flag, the flag was flown a nun in the Red Fort. farmers on Republic Day.
The NGO had argued in its petition that “the violent turn of a peaceful demonstration / protest, especially on Republic Day, casts great doubt on the security agencies and their readiness to face criminal or even terrorist activities, especially in the capital of India. ”
On January 12, the Supreme Court had suspended the implementation of the contentious new farm laws until further orders and was constituting a four-member committee to make recommendations to resolve the deadlock between the Center and protesting farmers’ unions on the Delhi borders. .
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, protested at various border points in Delhi for more than two months against the three laws: the Trade in Agricultural Products and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Products Essentials (Amendment) and Farmers Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Guarantee and Farm Services Act.