New Delhi, February 24
After violence erupted in northeast Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he had spoken to Lt Governor Anil Baijal who assured that more police personnel were being sent to the affected areas.
A Delhi Police head constable was killed and a DCP injured as clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups in northeast Delhi’s Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas broke out again, with protesters torching houses, shops and vehicles, and hurling stones at each other.
Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister said violence by anyone would not be tolerated.
“I just spoke to the LG. He has assured that more police forces are being sent. Violence will not be tolerated by anyone. I request people to maintain peace. No solution will come out of violence,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
In another tweet, he said, “The death of a head constable is very sad. He was also one of us. Please give up violence. Nobody benefits from violence. All problems will be solved peacefully.”
Violence was also reported in northeast Delhi’s Chandbagh and Bhajanpura areas.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Baijal to restore law and order in the wake of the violence.
“Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. “I sincerely urge the LG and the Union Home Minister to restore law and order n ensure that peace and harmony is maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations (sic),” Kejriwal said in his earlier tweet.
Baijal instructed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to maintain law and order in the city. Ratan Lal, a head constable attached to Gokalpuri ACP office, was killed in the clash. — PTI
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