Delhi Violence: CM Arvind Kejriwal calls urgent meeting with all party MLAs of affected areas

VAMAKSHI RASTOGI 25/02/2020 11:27:09

New Delhi: The clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maujpur, Delhi took a violent turn on Monday, killing the head constable of Delhi Police including four civilians. Head Constable Ratan Lal was posted in the ACP Gokalpuri office in Delhi. DCP Shahdara Amit Sharma and several others were left injured as violence erupted in parts of North-east Delhi. The inciter also set fire to a petrol pump in the Bhajanpura area.   
As violence broke out in several areas in Northeast Delhi, Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken on Monday hit out at Delhi CM, saying he cannot remain a mute spectator. "CM cannot absolve himself of the responsibility of restoring peace in the national capital," he added.


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Union Home Minister Amit Shah late on Monday night held a meeting that lasted two and half hours with Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Patnaik, Intelligence Bureau(IB) chief Arvind Kumar and Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla among others, on the clashes between pro and anti-Citizenship protesters in Delhi. Whereas, CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke to L-G Anil Baijal, asking him to make efforts to bring the situation under control. 

पुलिस हेड कोंस्टेबल की मौत बेहद दुःखदायी है। वो भी हम सब में से एक थे।

कृपया हिंसा त्याग दीजिए। इस से किसी का फ़ायदा नहीं। शांति से ही सभी समस्याओं का हल निकलेगा

— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 24, 2020

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Meanwhile on Tuesday, CM Arvind Kejriwal has called an urgent meeting of MLAs and officials of the violence-hit areas at his residence. The Delhi Police has detained a man for open firing in northeast Delhi’s Maujpur area. The 12 hours of violence in northeast Delhi on Monday in which violent mobs torched vehicles, homes, and shops in northeast Delhi, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur. Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the affected areas. The area had been on edge since Sunday when a rally by BJP’s Kapil Mishra to counter anti-CAA protests in the area had been followed by waves of stone-pelting.

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