Some police personnel sustained injuries and police and private vehicles were damaged, Yadava added.
The Delhi Police had, Friday morning, sought permission from the AAP government to use nine stadiums as temporary jails due to the farmers" "Delhi Chalo' march, Delhi government officials confirmed to ThePrint.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Police said it has rejected requests received from various farmer organisations to protest in the national capital against the contentious laws on November 26 and 27. We handled the situation with great restraint ensuring law and order is maintained, Yadava told PTI.
Protestors from Punjab camped at Delhi's border with Haryana for the night. Police made announcements on loudspeakers asking the farmers assembled on the Punjab side to disperse.More news: Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma ruled out of first two Tests
There is massive police presence at potential hotspots and already, water cannons have been used to disperse crowds. Farmers chucked some steel barricades into the Ghaggar river from the bridge where they had been stopped.
Expressing his anger over the treatment of farmers by the Haryana government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the use of "brute force" against them is "totally undemocratic and unconstitutional". "We are doing our duty".
He also posted a video of the farmers continuing on their way after removing the barricades. No shipping containers can stop them.
"Those claiming it's @INCIndia that's instigating the farmers are blind not to see the lakhs of farmers trying to enter Delhi from across the country". The police also tried to convince them by establishing barricades. Multi-level barricading has been put in many places. "The same information was shared by my counterparts also", he said. Yadava also urged the farmers to be vigilant against those who try to mislead them to grind their own axe.More news: Opposition slams Trudeau government over COVID-19 vaccine delays
In a bid to stop the protesters from riding commuter trains into the capital, the Delhi Metro said on Twitter that some services were suspended. He told the media on the spot, "Section 144 has been imposed in the state so we can not allow more than five persons to enter". The Centre has invited several Punjab farm bodies for another oftalks in Delhi on December 3.
The farmers are demanding the repeal of the new farm laws which deregulate the sale of agriculture produce.
Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in a Hindi tweet, said,"Instead of listening to the voice of farmers protesting against the laws that snatch the minimum support price from them, the BJP government attacks them with water in this cold".More news: NL, PEI impose new travel rules, bursting Atlantic bubble