Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: Shots Fired in Kardampuri, Paramilitary on Spot; Rioters Attack Journalists

Kusum Tewari

Event Highlights

Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: Maujpur area of north-east Delhi continues to be tense with rioters destroying private properties and indulging in arson. Journalists have also been attacked, with rioters forcing them to delete videos and photos of the violence. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Tuesday afternoon visited the injured admitted to the GTB Hospital. The death toll in the violence that began on Sunday night has reached seven, including a Delhi Police constable.

The Supreme Court will hear former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah’s petition seeking lodging of FIRs over the violence tomorrow, while the Delhi High Court will hear petitions seeking an SIT probe and a direction to the Centre to bring in the Army. The apex court is also slated to hear tomorrow two separate petitions seeking removal of Anti-citizenship law protestors from Shaheen Bagh.

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Feb 25, 2020 4:22 pm (IST)

CM Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia visit the GTB hospital to meet those injured in the violent clashes across Delhi.

Feb 25, 2020 4:17 pm (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was at the Rajghat with deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other AAP leaders, said, “The entire country is worried about the violence that took place in Delhi in past two days. There has been loss of lives and properties. If violence increases it will affect everyone. All us are here to offer our prayers to Gandhi Ji who was a follower of non-violence.”

Feb 25, 2020 4:14 pm (IST)

FIR Against Protesters in Mumbai | An FIR was registered today against a group of people who assembled at the Marine Drive in Mumbai late Monday night without police permission to hold a candlelight protest against violence in parts of Delhi, an official said. Several people, including women, gathered at the Marine Drive on Monday night. They said they were against any form of violence and condemned the clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups in Delhi. “We have registered an FIR against 20 to 25 unidentified people for unlawful assembly. No arrest has been made,” Deputy Commissioner of Police  (Zone 1) Sangramsingh Nishandar said.

Feb 25, 2020 4:03 pm (IST)

Locals and a policeman look on as smoke rises after miscreants set fire to a shop during clashes over the new citizenship law at Karawal Nagar area of East Delhi today.

Feb 25, 2020 3:56 pm (IST)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tweets to PMO, asking for Army deployment in Delhi amid rising violence. “The situation in North East Delhi is only getting worse. If @PMOIndia wants to restore peace, it is incumbent on you that Army takes over the area. Cops have abdicated their duty & are colluding with mobs. The only way to secure lives & limbs is to hand over the area to the army,” he says.

Feb 25, 2020 3:37 pm (IST)

Journalist Shot at Maujpur | A reporter of a private channel was shot at while covering news at Maujpur. The incident happened at around 12pm today, reports News18. He is currently being treated at GTB Hospital.

Feb 25, 2020 3:29 pm (IST)

Shots Fired in Kardampuri | Fresh incidents of violence are taking place at Kardampuri, Northeast Delhi. Firing has occured from two groups, while three paramilitary buses have rushed to the sport, reports News18.

Feb 25, 2020 3:13 pm (IST)

Shaheen Bagh Appeals for Peace | The protesters at Shaheen Bagh have made appeals for peace in the city, following violence that has erupted in Northeast Delhi that started after clashes between groups supporting and opposing CAA.  

Feb 25, 2020 3:00 pm (IST)

Delhi CM to Meet the Injured | After meeting with important officials regarding the violence taking place in Northeast Delhi, and addressing a press conference over it, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will ​visit GTB hospital to meet the injured.

Feb 25, 2020 2:50 pm (IST)

Delhi LG Anil Baijal Calls for Peace |  Amid the violence that has erupted in northeast Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal urged to maintain peace and harmony in the city. “Both CM and I want that peace and harmony should remain intact in Delhi. We should do everything possible to maintain peace and order.  We should also help Police in this,” he told news agency ANI.

Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm (IST)

Fresh Stone Pelting at Bhajanpura | Fresh incidents of stone pelting are taking place near the Bhajanpura Chowk in Northeast Delhi, ANI reports. 

Feb 25, 2020 2:31 pm (IST)

Reporters Heckled, Mob Forces Deletion of Videos at Maujpur | In a fresh incident of violence, reporters are being heckled by a mob setting fire to a religious place at Maujpur, News18 reports. All media persons were forced to delete videos and pictures of the incident by the mob, as well. 

Feb 25, 2020 2:18 pm (IST)

SC to Hear Plea on Delhi Violence Tomorrow | Supreme Court has agreed to hear tomorrow an application filed by ex-CIC Wajahat Habibullah and others seeking lodging of FIRs regarding the violence that has erupted in Northeast Delhi. Habibullah, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and social activist Bahadur Abbas Naqvi have also sought direction to authorities to ensure safety of women sitting on protest against the CAA at Shaheen Bagh and other places.

Feb 25, 2020 2:09 pm (IST)

18 Calls Made to Fire Dept Today | A total of 18 calls have been made to the fire department from 8 am today till 2pm today, News18 reports. Violence erupted in various parts of Northeast Delhi after clashes erupted between various groups supporting and opposing CAA yesterday. 

Feb 25, 2020 1:50 pm (IST)

Decisions Taken During Home Min’s Meeting | The decisions taken after a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Amit Shah are the following — Peace Committees will be formed in sensitive areas, with the participation of local MLAs; attempts to be made to quell rumours; and better coordination will be ensured between Delhi Police and local MLAs.

Feb 25, 2020 1:35 pm (IST)

Issues Discussed in Delhi CM, Shah Meeting | According to sources in the Home Ministry, issues of hate-mongering; Police-MLAs coordination; adequate force deployment and controlling rumours were mainly discussed, ANI reports. 

Feb 25, 2020 1:31 pm (IST)

Amit Shah to Meet With Home Sec, Delhi CP | After the meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal; Union Home Minister Amit Shah will now meet separately with the Home Secretary, DIB and Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik, in the matter of the violence that has erupted in parts of Northeast Delhi following clashes between groups supporting and opposing the CAA, yesterday. 

Feb 25, 2020 1:26 pm (IST)

HC to Hear Plea on Violence Tomorrow | Delhi High Court has agreed to hear tomorrow a plea seeking FIR and arrest of persons involved in violence in North East Delhi, after clashes broke out between groups supporting and opposing CAA yesterday, News18 reports.

Feb 25, 2020 1:24 pm (IST)

Man Arrested for NE Delhi Violence | Shahrukh, who was identified for open firing at North East Delhi yesterday has been arrested by Police. 

Feb 25, 2020 1:21 pm (IST)

Kejriwal Says All Political Parties to Ensure Peace | The meeting of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Union Home Minister has ended. Kejriwal said the meeting was a positive one, and all political parties will attempt to restore peace in the city. He said the Army will be brought in if need comes, but for now police was trying to handle the matter. 

Feb 25, 2020 12:49 pm (IST)

People Injured by Gunshot Brought to GTB Hospital | Two injured people have been brought to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, by Delhi Police, reported ANI. One of them has suffered a gunshot wound.

Feb 25, 2020 12:36 pm (IST)

Aftermath of Violence in Khajuri Khas and Bhajanpura | New images have been released by ANI of the aftermath of the violence that took place in Khajuri Khas and Bhajanpura in Northeast Delhi, after various groups supporting and opposing CAA clashed yesterday. 

Feb 25, 2020 12:33 pm (IST)

Gambhir: Take Action Against Violence-Inciting Speeches | BJP MP Gautam Gambhir told News18 — “Whether it is Kapil Mishra or anyone else responsible for giving such kind of a speech, action should be taken against them. This kind of behaviour is unacceptable.”

Feb 25, 2020 12:28 pm (IST)

98 Civilians, 48 Police Personnel Injured | Police sources have told News18 that 98 civilians and 48 police personnel were injured in the violence that erupted after clashes broke out between various groups supporting and opposing the CAA in Northeast Delhi, yesterday.

Feb 25, 2020 12:22 pm (IST)

DCP Crime Prepares Initial Report into Violence | DCP Crime Rajesh Deo is currently here at Seelampur, and has prepared the initial report about the violence in Northeast Delhi, reports News18. He is also heading the SIT constituted to look into the violence related to Anti-CAA protest that happened in December. 

Feb 25, 2020 12:11 pm (IST)

Amit Shah Meets Delhi CM, LG | Union Home Minister Amit Shah is currently meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Congress leader Subhash Chopra, BJP leaders Manoj Tiwari, Rambir Singh Bidhuri, among others.

Feb 25, 2020 12:06 pm (IST)

Stone-Pelting at Kabir Nagar | Stone pelting is taking place at Kabir Nagar in Northeast Delhi, after violence which has erupted since yesterday following clashes between various groups supporting and opposing the CAA, reports News18.

Feb 25, 2020 12:03 pm (IST)

Religious Place Set Ablaze in Chandu Nagar | A religious place has been set ablaze at Chandu Nagar in Northeast Delhi, reports News18 from the scene. Stones and acid is also being thrown around in the area, as well.

Feb 25, 2020 11:53 am (IST)

35 Paramilitary Forces Deployed | Delhi Police: 35 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in Northeast 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, reports ANI.

Feb 25, 2020 11:49 am (IST)

Kejriwal to Meet Shah at 12 | Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that “people were entering from the borders” and said they needed to be sealed. He will meet Union Minister Amit Shah at 12 noon today. He asked people residing near temples and mosques to maintain peace, and said it came to his notice that the police deployment is not adequate. “Hospital authorities have been asked to be prepared and provide quality medical aid to the injured coming there. Fire department has been asked to coordinate with Police and reach the affected areas on time,” he said.

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