A shocking video has captured a large number of visibly frightened cops from the Delhi Police scurrying for safety as they jumped from a 15-foot wall near Red Fort as lathi-wielding farmers charged at them in aggression.
The video, shot during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, has gone viral on social media. In the video, shared by news agency ANI, police and paramilitary personnel can be seen facing brutal attacks from farmers.
While some are seen hanging off the wall, others huddle near the main gate. Faced with a desperate situation those hanging off the wall begin to drop on the ground like ripe fruit falling off a tree. Soon the main gate opens as men in the uniform run for safety. However, here too, they are chased with lathis.
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
The emergence of the video evoked angry reactions from the supporters of the Centre’s BJP government.
HORROR at the Red Fort. Farmers thrashing policemen off the ramparts.
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) January 26, 2021
This is awful, just awful. This mob attacking the police and policemen jumping off the walls of what looks like the Red Fort. And they carry the Tricolour when they are attacking men in uniform. pic.twitter.com/k8QfDddbUL
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) January 26, 2021
This is how Delhi Police was attacked at Red Fort. Look at the cops jumping to save their lives. At least 41 Delhi Police cops injured. This video is self-explanatory. The mob planned the violent attack. Serious action as per law required to deal with the situation. pic.twitter.com/Q4utUwKN2i
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 26, 2021
Dozens of Delhi Police personnel are reported to have sustained injuries in Tuesday’s violence.