Noida Police File FIR Against Sardesai, Tharoor Over 26 Jan Unrest

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Noida Police has registered an FIR against eight people including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pandey and Zafar Agha with regard to their tweets and comments about a farmer’s death.

The Ghaziabad District Administration has ordered those who are holding the sit-in protest at the Ghazipur border to vacate the area by today. However, union leader Rakesh Tikait said that he is ready to be arrested if need be but the protests by farmers will continue.

Section 144 has been imposed at Ghazipur border as well.

The Delhi Police said on Thursday that it has filed a total of 33 FIRs in the Delhi violence case and has issued lookout circulars to 44 people. Nine cases will be investigated by the Crime Branch, it added.

Snapshot
  • The Delhi CP has written a letter to his staff, thanking them for maintaining calm on 26 January
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday met the police personnel who were injured in the violence
  • Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said 16 opposition parties will boycott the President’s address to the joint sitting of the Parliament over the farmers’ issue
  • At least 19 accused have been arrested and 50 have been detained, according to the police
  • The names of Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu and gangster-activist Lakha Sidhana have also purportedly been included in an FIR registered in connection with the violence at the Red Fort

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Noida Police Register FIR Against Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor, Others

Noida Police has registered an FIR against Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, Vinod K Jose, Mrinal Pande and others in relation to a fake news pertaining to death of farmer on 26 January. The FIR has been filed at Sector 20 police station.

The FIR is for allegedly misreporting and spreading disharmony during the clashes between the police and protesting farmers on Republic Day. The complainant has accused them of inciting riots through their social media posts on Tuesday.

According to the FIR, the accused tweeted that the police shot dead a farmer protesting against the farm laws during Tuesday’s clashes. It alleged that the protestors, incited by the tweets, reached the Red Fort and hoisted flags on the historical structure.

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Published: 28 Jan 2021, 9:32 AM IST
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