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Delhi: Sealing drive suspended for a day
September 21, 2006 11:39 IST
Municipal Corporation of Delhi has suspended its sealing and demolition drive for a day on Thursday in the wake of violent protests across the capital during a traders' bandh against the closure of their establishments.
The civic body took the decision after a meeting of MCD Commissioner A K Nigam and senior police officials on Thursday.
"The decision to suspend the sealing drive for a day was taken after police advised us not to go ahead with it due to Wednesday's violence," MCD spokesman Deep Mathur told PTI.
Mathur said senior officials of the civic body will review the situation Thursday evening and will take a decision on whether to to continue the suspension of the drive.
Three persons were killed, two of them in police firing, and scores of people, including security personnel, injured as the traders' bandh against MCD's sealing drive turned violent in many parts of the capital on Wednesday.
The worst-hit region was Seelampur in North-East Delhi where a seven-year-old boy, a teenager returning from school and a man were killed. About 50 policemen, including the area Deputy Commissioner of Police Devesh Shrivastava, were injured.