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Delhi Court to give its order on charge sheet today in Red Fort violence

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Deepali Kalia

A Delhi Court is set to pronounce its order on May 28 on the 3224 pages charge sheet filed by the Delhi police in connection with the January 26 violence in the national capital, when thousands of farmers while protesting against the three Centre’s Farm laws had stormed into the Red fort.

The crime branch of Delhi police in the charge sheet has named 16 suspects as accused including Punjabi actor turned activist Deep Sidhu.

The police have termed the incident of storming of the fort by the protesters as a “well planned conspiracy” and have attached hundreds of clips from CCTV cameras, social media, various photographers to show how the protesters had indulged in violence and had carried weapons like swords, rods, wooden legs of cots and spears.

On January 26, farmers protesting against the 3 Centre’s farm laws had conducted a rally at the capital but it had turned violent as some of the protesters carrying swords had barged into the Red fort and had tried to hoist a religiously significant flag, Nishan Saheb.

After the violence, Delhi police had registered 2 separate cases, one case involved serious charges of that of criminal conspiracy, rioting and attempt to murder and the second case was registered based on the complained filed by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).