NE Delhi Tense As Death Toll Rises To 13
Large parts of North East Delhi remained tense as police deployed forces in adequate numbers to quell the spiralling violence.
New Delhi: Large parts of North East Delhi remained tense as police deployed forces in adequate numbers to quell the spiralling violence. The death toll in the violence which has rocked the national capital over the last three days touched 13 on Wednesday morning, while more than 130 people have suffered injuries. Media reports said that there were no fresh reports of violence since Wednesday morning.
Seelampur, an epicentre of violence, limped back to normalcy as shops opened. However there were traffic restrictions in other areas such as Jafarabad, Babarpur and Gokalpuri.
Delhi chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, visited the injured at the hospital and expressed concern at the incidents of violence. The Delhi chief Minister appealed for the madness to end. He said that both Hindus and Muslims were losing their lives as also men in uniform. he hoped that the cycle of violence would end soon.
Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, appealed for calm and warned violators of strict action. The top police official said that the Union Home Ministry has given them enough forces.
Amulya Patnaik also told media persons that adequate deployment of personnel on the ground has brought the situation under control. Central paramilitary forces are also on the ground in some areas, he added.
The authorities have imposed prohibitory orders across North East Delhi. Police authorities told media persons that in spite of prohibitory orders there have been violations in some places. Police is cracking down on the miscreants, they said.
The Jafarabad metro station has been cleared of protesters who had occupied it earlier. However, some traffic restrictions are in place in the area.