Riots in the Delhi NCR continue amid increasing death toll which has risen to 20. Heavy deployment of paramilitary forces was seen in the areas of northeast Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Most affected areas include Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri, and Jaffrabad where clashes between two groups intensified last night.
The High Court directed police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for people injured in Delhi violence after a hearing at midnight.
Amid increasing loot, burnt buildings and attacks by sticks, arsons, and bullets, section 144 has been imposed on some areas of the Delhi NCR.
Home Minister Amit Shah held a third meeting within twenty-four hours amid the growing violence in the national capital. The meeting was also attended by Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Srivastava, who was appointed as the special police commissioner on Tuesday.
Shah also canceled his visit to Kerala which was scheduled for today. Around midnight a crowd gathered outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, however, were later dispersed by the Police.
Delhi Police Special Commissioner, Crime, Satish Golcha on Wednesday said that protesters have left sites of protest in Jaffarabad and Maujpur in northeast Delhi and the situation is under control. “The protesters have left the Jaffarabad Metro station and the Maujpur Chowk is also clear. Now, 66 Foota road is absolutely clear of all protests,” Golcha told media persons here.