Delhi Police confirm 10 deaths in violence, HM takes stock of situation

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah (4th L) holds a high-level meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital after violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal (3rd L), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (5th L) and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik (L) are also seen. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah (4th L) holds a high-level meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital after violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal (3rd L), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (5th L) and Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik (L) are also seen. (PTI Photo)

Delhi Police on Tuesday said 10 people, including one policeman, have been killed in the violence in northeast Delhi and they are responding to incidents involving anti-social elements.

Mandeep Randhawa, Delhi Police spokesperson said the situation in northeast Delhi is under control, even as several parts of the national capital continued to reel under violence.

Randhawa said 11 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence.

“We are responding to incidents involving anti-social elements. Sufficient force has been deployed in northeast Delhi. The RAF and CRPF has also been deployed,” he said.

Senior police officers are also monitoring the situation closely, he added.

Earlier today, a  high-level meeting convened by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday resolved to enhance police-MLA coordination in Delhi and quell rumour-mongering so that the violence in the city could be stopped.

The meeting, attended by Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik and others, also resolved that workers of political parties should join hands to restore peace in the city and peace committees be reactivated in all localities.

The leaders said police-MLA coordination has to be enhanced and workers of different political parties should join hands so that peace is restored.

Among those who attended the meeting were Congress leader Subhash Chopra and the BJP’s Manoj Tiwari and Ramvir Bidhuri.

The meeting was called to discuss the prevailing situation in the national capital after violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law left seven people dead.

A head constable was among seven people killed and at least 50 others, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured as violence spiraled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi on Monday.

Frenzied protesters torched houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, besides hurling stones.

(With inputs from News Agency)