New Delhi: The Delhi Police have issued a lookout circular against the farmer leaders named in FIRs registered in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day, the officials announced.
"The process of surrender of their passports will also be initiated to ensure they do not leave the country," the police said.
A total of 37 farmer leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, Darshan Pal, Gurnam Singh Chanduni, Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Boota Singh Burj Gil, Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar, Avik Saha and Joginder Singh Ugraha have been named in the FIRs for breach of NOC (no objection certificate) issued regarding the farmers' tractor rally by the police.
The case against the farmers has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 147, 148 (related to rioting), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 307 (attempt to murder), according to IANS.
The official figures reveal that 394 policemen were injured in the violence. Most of them are hospitalised while some are in the ICU. More than 25 criminal cases have been registered, 19 people have been arrested and as many as 50 protesters are detained.
Police are also analysing the available video footage to identify the protesters who damaged the public property and attacked the police personnel on January 26 in Delhi.
(with minor edits from IANS)