New Delhi, Feb
25: The death toll on Tuesday evening climbed to 11 as violence in areas of
Northeast Delhi continued, confirmed authorities at the GTB Hospital where
several injured were being brought in throughout the day.
fired tear gas at agitating mobs in Chand Bagh in Northeast Delhi, which has
been on boil for the last two days.
The violence in
the area over the amended citizenship law has claimed 11 lives so far, said GTB
Hospital authorities. Four people were declared brought dead by doctors and 35
injured were also brought in, they said.
Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Tuesday afternoon visited the
injured admitted to the Hospital. Meanwhile, Maujpur area of north-east Delhi
continues to be tense with rioters destroying private properties and indulging
in arson. Journalists have also been attacked, with rioters forcing them to
delete videos and photos of the violence.
The Supreme Court
will hear former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah’s petition
seeking lodging of FIRs over the violence on Wednesday, while the Delhi High
Court will hear petitions seeking an SIT probe and a direction to the Centre to
bring in the Army. The apex court is also slated to hear tomorrow two separate
petitions seeking removal of Anti-citizenship law protestors from Shaheen Bagh.
press conference on Tuesday, Delhi Police spokesperson ACP Mandeep Singh
Randhawa confirmed that 186 people have been injured while 10 have died in the
violence in northeast Delhi which erupted on Sunday.
Randhawa also claimed that the situation is
under control in Jaffrabad, Gokulpuri, Maujpur areas as the police and
government are alert and security has been beefed up in the areas.
He said that of 186 injured, 56 are policemen
and condition of DCP Amit Sharma and Gokulpuri ACP, who are under treatment, is
He said that as
of now 11 FIRs have been registered in this regard and several arrests have
Additional police forces and paramilitary
forces have been deployed while senior Delhi police officials are also present
at the spot to tackle the situation.
The Delhi Police
has told the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that it did not have adequate
forces to immediately control the violence that hit parts of Delhi claiming 10
lives, including that of a policeman, officials said.
non-availability of adequate forces was conveyed by Delhi Police Commissioner
Amulya Patnaik during his meeting with the top brass of the MHA, an official,
speaking on the condition of anonymity, said.
The official said
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
The Delhi Police
said it is deploying a battalion (around 1,000 personnel) of its armed police
in the violence-hit areas.
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
The Rapid Action
Force (RAF) was being mobilised from the adjoining areas of the national
capital for reinforcing the Delhi Police to deal with the situation arising out
of the violent clashes.
A head constable
was among the 10 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.
protesters torched houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, besides hurling
stones at security personnel.