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Fearing anti-rape protests Delhi Metro shuts 2 stations

April 22, 2013 11:21 IST

Anticipating protests against the rape of a five-year-old girl, Delhi Metro on Monday closed down one more station on police instructions to prevent gatherings near India Gate and the Prime Minister's residence.

The station at Udyog Bhavan was closed for public from 10:15 am onwards till further directions, a Delhi Metro official said.

The Race Course Road Station was closed from 6:45 pm on Sunday evening, hours after a group of Aam Aadmi Party activists tried to stage protest at 7-RaceCourse Road residence of Dr Singh demanding the removal of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in connection with the incident.

Udyog Bhavan Station is close to India Gate while the Race Course Road Station is near to the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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