SC rejects pleas on R-Day violence in Delhi

at 6:17 pm
R-Day violence

New Delhi (NVI): The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a clutch of petitions seeking an investigation into the Republic-Day violence in Delhi during farmers’ tractor rally.

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian allowed the petitioners to file a representation before the government.

The apex court also dismissed another petition seeking direction to the media not to declare farmers as ‘terrorists’ without any evidence.

The court also referred to a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the all-party meeting that “the law will take its own course” and allowed the petitioners to withdraw pleas.

On January 26, hundreds of protesters, breaking away from their designated routes for tractor rally in the national capital, clashed with police, lay siege to Red Fort and climbed the flagpole.