A group of people claiming to be locals allegedly attacked protesting farmers at the Singhu border asking them to vacate the area that they have converted into a protesting site for more than two months. The mob of so-called locals allegedly pelted stones at the protesting farmers and vandalised their tents prompting cops to fire tear gas shells.
At least one policeman is believed to have sustained injuries after he was allegedly attacked by a sword. The Delhi Police wrote in a tweet, “SHO Alipur, Delhi intervenes between rioting protestors (MKSC faction) and local Singhu villagers, who had gone to register their protest against the happenings on Republic Day-2021 and continued loss of ordinary livelihoods for over two months.”
#WATCH: Delhi Police hit a protesting farmer after he attacked a Police personnel, dragging him to the ground along with him. Visuals from Singhu border.
(Note: Abusive language) pic.twitter.com/gILDF9OPA1
— ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2021
Some of the attackers claiming to be locals had their faces covered by handkerchiefs.
This is how journalists covering the incident reacted;
The SHO of Alipur police station has been badly hurt as a man man attacked him with a sword at #SinghuBorder during violence.
— Saurabh Trivedi (@saurabh3vedi) January 29, 2021
DJB water tankers weren’t allowed. Media vans weren’t allowed.
How was this group claiming to be ‘locals’ allowed to enter Singhu border protest site with this vehicle ? pic.twitter.com/hz4vMXliwc
— Arvind Gunasekar (@arvindgunasekar) January 29, 2021