Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava on Thursday visited two hospitals in the national capital to see policemen who are currently undergoing treatment after Republic Day violence in the national capital. Shah and Srivastava visited Shushrut Trauma Centre and Teerath Ram Hospital.
During the visit, Shah interacted with policemen and also took stock of their health progress from doctors. Both the hospitals are located in Civil Lines.
"Meeting the injured Delhi Police personnel. We are proud of their courage and bravery," Shah tweeted.
According to a PTI report, nearly 400 policemen were injured during the tractor parade of the farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws at Delhi's borders since November last year.
Earlier on Wednesday, police had alleged that farmer leaders made inflammatory speeches and were involved in the violence during the tractor parade by agitating farmers that left 394 of its personnel injured, as it warned that no culprit will be spared. Srivastava said that farmer unions did not follow conditions set for the parade that was supposed to be held from 12 pm to 5 pm with 5,000 tractors and accused them of betrayal.
Tens of thousands of farmers broke barriers to storm the national capital on Tuesday, their tractor parade to highlight their demands dissolving into unprecedented scenes of anarchy as they fought with police, overturned vehicles and delivered a national insult hoisting a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India's tricolour.
Meanwhile, Delhi border points remained under heavy police deployment in the aftermath of the violence. Security personnel have also been deployed at the Red Fort.