Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo, Image credit: The Indian Express)

Will help trace out missing farmers: Kejriwal

As the issue of missing farmers was raised by the opposition leaders in Parliament on Wednesday the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called a Press conference and released a list of 115 people who were arrested and are in different jails in the National Capital after the January 26 incident during the Tractors’ Rally.

Kejriwal said that his government would make all-out efforts to trace the people missing after the incident.

Kejriwal’s comment on the issue came a day after a delegation of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers, on Tuesday called on him with a list of 29 missing people after the Tractors’ Rally.

The Delhi chief minister said that, if need requires, he would even meet the Lieutenant Governor and Centre.

The Delhi Police on its part said that it has arrested 122 people involved in the Republic Day violence. This includes six senior citizens and two minors.

Earlier in the day the issue was raised by the leader of Congress in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who said that a committee should be formed to trace out the missing farmers.

Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh had a couple of days back said that his government would release helpline numbers to trace the missing persons.

Meanwhile, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha has decided to provide legal aid to all the arrested farmers and has asked the Delhi CM to look after their welfare. The Morcha also alleged that farmers have been implicated in false charges.

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