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Delhi 'very tense', fresh stone pelting reported

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
February 25, 2020 10:31 IST
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Fresh incident of stone pelting occurred between two groups in Brahampuri area on Tuesday, a day after five people including one head constable lost their lives in the clashes that took place after protests related to the Citizenship Amendment Act took a violent turn at various places in northeast district of Delhi.

IMAGE: Protesters hurl brick-bats during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protesters and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi on Monday, February 24, 2020. Photograph: Ravi Choudhar/PTI Photo

Union home minister Amit Shah also held a meeting on late Monday night with senior Delhi Police officers and top home ministry officials on the law and order situation in Delhi.

Adding that the situation is 'very tense', the Delhi police said that they are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from the area.

"The situation is very tense. We are continuously receiving calls related to incidents of violence from north-east Delhi. Commissioner of Police held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office last night," Delhi police said.

 

The commissioner of police also held a meeting at Seelampur DCP Office on Monday night.

Five stations on the Delhi Metro's Pink Line remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday in the wake of the violence in northeast Delhi areas.

"Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed. Trains are being terminated at the Welcome Metro Station," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted.

Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur were closed on Sunday while the other three stations were shut on Monday owing to the clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters.

At least 50 people, including several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured as violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi on Monday.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
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