Situation in North-East Delhi is under control: Delhi Police

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New Delhi: A bridegroom along with relatives heads for his wedding as they walk past Bhagirathi Vihar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. At least 22 people have lost their lives in the communal violence over the amended citizenship law as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI Photo)

New Delhi: At least 22 people have lost their lives in the communal violence over the amended citizenship law as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people. (PTI Photo)

Delhi Police has said that the situation in the violence hit North-Eastern part of the city is under control.

The death toll in the violence has gone up to 28. More than 100 People have been arrested in connection with violence and sufficient forces have been deployed in the affected areas.

Delhi Police has issued two helpline numbers 22829334 and 22829335 wherein people can contact for any assistance or can share any information with the police.

Ministry of Home Affairs in an advisory has said that ‘Mob violence and lynching is a heinous crime and serious criminal offence. It invites serious consequences and stringent punishment under the law.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday reviewed situation in violence hit North East Delhi. In a series of tweets, PM Modi said, police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.

He said, peace and harmony are central to country’s ethos and appealed to everyone to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited the affected areas yesterday and took stock of the situation.

(With inputs from PTI)