Video: Delhi turns into a fortress as more than 3,500 cops deployed in Delhi for farmers' march
More than 3,500 personnel are deployed today as farmers who have converged in the national capital from across the country for a two-day protest begin their march from the Ramlila Maidan to Parliament. Police said they are taking no chance
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 30: More than 3,500 personnel are deployed today as farmers who have converged in the national capital from across the country for a two-day protest begin their march from the Ramlila Maidan to Parliament. Police said they are taking no chance.Delhi is on an alert since Nov 29 and today Nov 30 as 15,000 farmers marched into city Thursday for 2-day protest in the national capital. Friday they will be moving towards the Parliament.More than 1,000 policemen were deployed in the city on Thursday in view of thousands of farmers reaching Delhi as part of the two-day Kisan Mukti March.All the farmers assembled at the Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi and from there are marching to Parliament Street the next day.Farmers are demanding a special three-week joint session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisisDelhi turns into a fortress:As many as 850 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, will be deployed in the Central district. They will be augmented by the presence of 12 police companies, including two of women, comprising 75-80 personnel each, he said.He added that 95 officers from the rank of inspectors up to additional deputy commissioners of police will also be on the ground to monitor the situation.In the New Delhi district, 346 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, will be deployed, while 600 personnel from other districts will also help them, the official said.Nine police companies, along with 71 officers, from the rank of inspectors up to additional DCPs, will also be present at the spot."In addition, special reserves have been kept at important police stations. Arrangements will be supervised by the two special commissioners of police (Law and Order) and the joint commissioner of police of all the ranges," the officer said.There will be a rope on both the sides of the marching farmers with the police walking on the other side of the rope to ensure traffic is not affected, police said, adding that they will ensure minimum inconvenience is caused to commuters.Banded under the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, which claims to be an umbrella body of 207 organisations of farmers and agricultural workers, many of the farmers have come in trains and others packed into buses and other modes of transport.They have arrived from different corners of the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.The march to Jantar Mantar will start from 9 am. The route of the march will be via Guru Nanak Chowk Ranjit Singh Flyover- Tolstoy Marg, police said.