Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: Police Constable Killed in Clashes During CAA Protests; Central Forces Aidin…

Kusum Tewari

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Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: A head constable was killed in the clashes that broke out between pro- and anti-CAA groups after tension escalated in northeast Delhi on Monday afternoon, said the Delhi Police. A deputy commissioner of police injured in the clash has been hospitalised. A petrol pump was also set ablaze in North-East Delhi’s Bhajanpura area. Protesters earlier torched at least two houses and a fire tender in Jaffrabad and Maujpur, where clashes occurred for the second consecutive day, and also hurled stones at each other. Violence was also reported from the Chandbagh area in Jaffrabad. Delhi Police said that Section 144 has been imposed at 10 locations in the North-east district.

The violence comes hours ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the National Capital.

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Feb 24, 2020 7:15 pm (IST)

MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy warns that violence and arson would not be tolerated, and that he has ordered the Delhi police to act against the culprits. He  asks, “Congress, Rahul Gandhi, people behind anti-CAA protest and those supporting it should, tell who is behind this effort to malign India’s image?”

Feb 24, 2020 7:15 pm (IST)

‘Who Will Take responsibility for This?’: G Kishan Reddy | G Kishan Reddy says that violence took place “to degrade India’s image in the world”. He further questions, “I want to ask the Congress and a few other political parties, who will take responsibility for this?”  He labels it as a conspiracy to malign India’s image. “It’s your right to go for peaceful protest but this is not the way. What kind of protest is this?”

Feb 24, 2020 7:10 pm (IST)

Violence Orchestrated Ahead of Trump Visit: G Kishan Reddy | MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy says that the violence in North East Delhi was orchestrated in view of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the national capital, and promised strict action against those reponsible for the violence.

Feb 24, 2020 6:42 pm (IST)

Violence Can Never be Justified: Rahul Gandhi | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condemns violence in Delhi in a tweet.

Feb 24, 2020 6:40 pm (IST)

In a tweet, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija, who operats the leader’s Twitter account criticises Trump’s visit to India as Delhi “burns”

Feb 24, 2020 6:31 pm (IST)

Police personnel have been stationed at areas where there is possibility of disturbance: Joint Police Commissioner (Eastern Range), Alok Kumar.

Feb 24, 2020 6:19 pm (IST)

The Delhi police is speaking to members of the Jamia Coordination Committee, who had earlier called for a march to the new police headquarters near Bangla Sahib at Jai Singh Road, sources said.

Feb 24, 2020 6:17 pm (IST)

Situation Under Control: Home Secy | Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla says that senior officers have been deployed on the ground with sufficient forces. The situation is under control, he said.

Feb 24, 2020 6:15 pm (IST)

The sources also said that it was a matter of investigation how 1,000 people gathered so soon. The sources further said that Central forces were aiding the Delhi police to control the situation. Senior officers have also been deployed on the ground, they said. “Things were tense around 3:30 pm, but are now under control,” they said.

Feb 24, 2020 6:12 pm (IST)

According to government sources, DCP Shahdara Amit Sharma, who was injured during the clashes between two groups in North East Delhi, is now stable. The sources also said that the rider who was seen carrying a country-made weapon is being tracked down by the police. “In an hour’s time, the situation should be under control,” the source said. US President Donald Trump is set to arrive in the national capital this evening.

Feb 24, 2020 6:07 pm (IST)

37 Police Personnel Injured | A total of 37 police personnel have been injured during the clashes in North East Delhi. Moreover, a FIR has been filed in connection with the incident at Hauz Rani yesterday.

Feb 24, 2020 5:56 pm (IST)

Delhi Police in Touch with MHA: Sources | Sources from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) say that the Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik is in the control room. “Delhi police is constantly in touch with the MHA. This entire violence appears orchestrated with an eye on Trump visit.”

Feb 24, 2020 5:38 pm (IST)

Pro-CAA Protesters Shout ‘Jai Shri Ram’ at Metro Stn | Pro-CAA protesters shout “Jai Shri Ram” at the Maujpur metro station, the entry and exit gates of which have been closed due to the clashes. The DMRC earlier said that entry and exit gates of five metro stations including Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar will be shut.

Feb 24, 2020 5:30 pm (IST)

Delhi Deputy-CM Manish Sisodia calls for peace, condemning the violence in North East Delhi.

Feb 24, 2020 5:25 pm (IST)

Gates of 5 Metro Stations Shut | Entry & exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar metro stations are closed, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said. Trains will terminate at Welcome metro station, it added.

Feb 24, 2020 5:22 pm (IST)

Protestors vandalize a car during a clash between a group of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Maujpur crossing, in northeast Delhi. (PTI)

Feb 24, 2020 5:12 pm (IST)

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir condoles the death of police constable Ratan Lal and says, “there is no scope for violence in democratic protests”.

Feb 24, 2020 5:10 pm (IST)

“Saddened by the violence in North East Delhi’s Karawal Nagar, Yamuna Nagar, and Jafarabad,” says BJP leader Vijay Goel.

Feb 24, 2020 5:07 pm (IST)

Delhi CM Condoles Constable’s Death | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal condoles the death of the police constable, further appealing to people to give up violence.

Feb 24, 2020 5:05 pm (IST)

Kejriwal Speaks to Delhi L-G | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks to Delhi Lieutenant-General Anil Baijal, who he says, has assured him of sending police force to the area.

Feb 24, 2020 5:02 pm (IST)

The injured DCP’s vehicle was also set ablaze in North East Delhi’s Chandpur. DCP Shahdara Amit Sharma was hospitalised earlier for the injuries he received during the clashes.

Feb 24, 2020 4:58 pm (IST)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi holds responsible an ex-MLA and BJP leader for inciting people and the subsequent violence, and calls for the leader’s arrest.

Feb 24, 2020 4:48 pm (IST)

Petrol Pump Set Ablaze | A petrol pump has been set on fire in North East Delhi’s Bhajanpura, where violence broke out between two groups. Earlier, two houses were also torched as a result of the violence.

Feb 24, 2020 4:44 pm (IST)

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury appeals for peace, holding the Union government responsible for not making any attempts to “address grievances of a large section of Indians”.

Feb 24, 2020 4:41 pm (IST)

Shah Failed to Maintain Law & Order in Delhi: Cong | The Congress, reacting to the violence in North East Delhi, says, “Delhi Police, under Home Ministry, has completely failed to control law and order. BJP leaders have been openly giving hate speeches and threats but no action is being taken.” The Congress alleged that the speeches made by its leader Kapil Mishra are in complicity with the senior leaders. “Such comments can only be made with complicity of senior party leaders and the police.” tweeted INC, the official Twitter handle of the the Congress.

Feb 24, 2020 4:39 pm (IST)

Delhi Police Appeals for Peace in Statement | In a statement, the Delhi Police said that incidents of violence were reported in North East Delhi, in areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. Police further said, “It is appealed to the people of Delhi and particularly to the North East District to maintain peace and harmony and not to believe in any false rumors. It is also appealed to the media not to circulate any disturbing pictures which  may further aggravate the situation. Delhi Police is making every effort to restore normalcy. Sec 144 has been imposed in the affected areas of  North East district and  strict action will be taken against miscreants and anti social elements.”

Feb 24, 2020 4:36 pm (IST)

Reportedly, some miscreants tried torching a petrol pump in North East Delhi, but failed to. Two houses were torched during the clashes, while one constable died and a DCP was injured during the clashes.

Feb 24, 2020 4:32 pm (IST)

Delhi L-G Urges Commissioner to Restore Law & Order | Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal instructed the police commissioner to maintain law and order in the national capital in the wake of violence during clashes in northeast Delhi.  “Instructed @DelhiPolice and @CPDelhi to ensure that law and order is maintained in North East Delhi. The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for maintenance of peace and harmony,” Baijal tweeted. 

Feb 24, 2020 4:29 pm (IST)

DCP Hospitalised | DCP Shahdara Amit Sharma, who was injured during the clashes, has been hospitalised. According to an official, Sharma suffered injuries to his head and hand. He was hospitalised and is doing fine, the official added. A constable earlier died due to injuries to the head amid stone-pelting during clashes between the pro-CAA and anti-CAA groups.

Feb 24, 2020 4:27 pm (IST)

Gopal Rai Urges for Peace | Delhi minister and Babarpur MLA Gopal Rai urges people to maintain peace in the wake of clashes over the new citizenship law, saying some people were purposely trying to disturb the atmosphere. Rai said that he had spoken to Delhi LG Anil Baijal and was assured that more police personnel would be deployed to bring the situation under control. “With folded hands, I request people in Babarpur Assembly to maintain peace. Some people are purposely trying to spoil the atmosphere. I have spoken to Delhi LG and he has assured me that more policemen will be deployed to bring the situation under control,” Rai said in a tweet. 

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