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Northeast Delhi on boil: 8 CRPF companies deployed as 4 killed, 37 injured in CAA violence

As violence intensified in northeast Delhi, a total of eight CRPF companies have been deployed in the area on Monday including two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and one company of women security personnel.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 25, 2020 0:01 IST
Northeast Delhi on boil: 8 CRPF companies deployed as 2
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Northeast Delhi on boil: 8 CRPF companies deployed as 2 killed, 37 injured in CAA violence

As violence intensified in northeast Delhi, a total of eight CRPF companies have been deployed in the area on Monday including two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and one company of women security personnel. Additional security forces have been deployed in Khajuri Khas area to maintain the law and order situation. The security beefed up in northeast Delhi after a head constable and three civilians lost their lives while 37 police personnel were injured during stone-pelting in Jaffrabad and Maujpur area. 

India Tv - An undated image of Head Constable Ratan Lal who died today during clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maujpur

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An undated image of Head Constable Ratan Lal who died today during clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Maujpur

Meanwhile, around 20 people, who got injured during a violent protest, are receiving treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. They are admitted in the casualty ward with serious injuries.

According to Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, additional forces have been deployed in Delhi to maintain law and order situation in violence-affected areas. 

India Tv - Vehicles set ablaze as protestors throw brick-bats during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

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Vehicles set ablaze as protestors throw brick-bats during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

On the other hand, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on violence in North East Delhi assured that senior officers are in the field and sufficient forces have been deployed. The situation is under control.

 Joint Police Commissioner (Eastern Range), Alok Kumar  said, "Police stationed at strategically located areas where there is a potential of disturbance like Jafrabad, Seelampur, Maujpur, Gautampuri, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Mustafabad, Wazirabad, Shiv Vihar."

India Tv - A car in flames near a vandalised fruit shop during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Chand Bagh in north-east Delhi

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A car in flames near a vandalised fruit shop during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Chand Bagh in north-east Delhi

Meanwhile, Delhi Police appealed to the people to maintain peace and not to believe in rumours in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi during protests for and against the new citizenship law.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC, which bans the assembly of four or more people, have been imposed in those areas of northeast Delhi that witnessed violence.

India Tv - A protestor brandishes a pistol during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

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A protestor brandishes a pistol during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

"Some incidents of violence and arson have been reported in areas of North East District, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur.

"It is appealed to the people of Delhi and particularly to the North East District to maintain peace and harmony and not to believe in any rumours. It is also appealed to the media not to circulate any disturbing pictures which may further aggravate the situation," the police said.

India Tv - Protestors during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

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Protestors during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, at Jafrabad in north-east Delhi

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