Kejriwal, Sisodia, Satyendar Jain visit GTB Hospital to meet those injured in violence
New Delhi, Feb 25 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain visited the GTB Hospital to meet those injured in the violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi.
At least nine people were killed and scores of others were injured in the violence between pro and anti CAA groups in the area on Monday.
Clashes were continuing for the third day on Tuesday.
Kejriwal earlier attended a high-level meeting called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take stock of the situation.
Shortage of forces led to violence aggravating: Delhi Police to MHA
New Delhi, Feb 25 : The Delhi Police told the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday that it did not have adequate forces to immediately control the violence that hit parts of Delhi claiming nine lives, including that of a policeman, officials said.
The non-availability of adequate forces was conveyed by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik during his meeting with the top brass of the MHA.
The Delhi Police told the MHA that it did not have adequate forces to control the northeast Delhi violence immediately, which led to the situation getting aggravated, a senior official said.
It also conveyed to the MHA that it was deploying a battalion (around 1,000 personnel) of its armed police in the violence-hit areas, he added.
Another official said the police was provided with a total of 35 companies of paramilitary forces, of which 20 companies were given to it in the last three days to enhance the security of the national capital during US President Donald Trump’s visit.
A head constable was among the nine persons killed and at least 50 people, including paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel, were injured as violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi on Monday.
Frenzied protesters torched houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, besides hurling stones at security personnel.
High-level meeting convened by Shah resolves to enhance police-MLA coordination in Delhi: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 25: A high-level meeting convened by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday resolved to enhance police-MLA coordination in Delhi and quell rumour-mongering so that the violence in the city could be stopped, sources said.
The meeting, attended by Delhi LG Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik and others, also resolved that workers of political parties should join hands to restore peace in the city and peace committees be reactivated in all localities.
All those attending the meeting stressed that rumour-mongering had to be quelled, a source said.