Shah Holds Meet On Delhi Riots, More Troops Deployed
A meeting was held by Union Home Minister Amit Shah late Tuesday night with senior Delhi Police officers and top Home Ministry officials on the law and order situation in Delhi.
Protests related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turn at various places in North-East District of Delhi on Monday in which five people, including one police head constable, lost their lives and 105 got injured in the clashes.
Delhi Police stated that the “situation is very tense.”
“We are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from North-East Delhi. Commissioner of Police held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office last night,” police stated.
Five Delhi Metro stations including Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar stations on the Pink Line Metro will remain closed and trains are being terminated at Welcome Metro Station.
“Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed. Trains are being terminated at Welcome metro station,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
Meanwhile, an additional 35 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in North-East Delhi, along with Special Cell, Crime Branch and Economic Offences Wing officials, on Tuesday following violence in the area which led to the deaths of seven persons in clashes between pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters yesterday.
Delhi Police in a statement said, “35 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in North-East Delhi along with Special Cell, Crime Branch and Economic Offences Wing (EOW) officials. Local police from different districts of Delhi have also been called in.”
Speaking to media, Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police said: “We are continuously taking action and additional forces have been deployed in Brahampuri, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, and other areas.”