Home Minister Amit Shah holds late night Meeting with Police Chief after Violence in Delhi kills 5

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a late night meeting with the police chief of Delhi to get detailed information of the violence that ransacked Delhi on Monday and resulted in the demise of 5 people, including a Delhi Police constable. Amit Shah looked into the situation in Delhi along with top officers of the Home Ministry and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.

Tremendous violence has gravely disturbed parts of northeast Delhi on Monday as protesters pelted stones, set shops on fire, burned houses, markets and public vehicles. A gunman was spotted pointing the weapon at a police officer and additionally firing in the air as crowds kept on hurling stones at each other in Jaffrabad, Maujpur.

The meeting was held on Monday night after Amit Shah came back from Ahmedabad, where he had gone to attend the ‘Namaste Trump’ occasion held for US President Donald Trump’s 2-day visit to India. Amit Shah reviewed the regulation and order scenario in Delhi and directed officials to restore normalcy at the earliest, a Home Ministry official said. Many others including Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director of Intelligence Bureau Arvind Kumar, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, attended this meeting called on very short notice.

A police constable along with 4 other common citizens was killed and at least 50 others along with several paramilitary and Delhi Police personnel had been injured as violence spiralled over the CAA regulation in northeast Delhi on Monday. Frenzied protesters broke into houses, stores, motors and a petrol pump. Incidents of clashes went on throughout the night and Tuesday morning witnessed stone pelting in the aggravating areas of Maujpur and Brahmpuri. Angry protesters set 5 bikes on fire in Maujpur early on Tuesday morning. Heavy police deployment has been set inside the violence-hit areas since Sunday when the primary clashes had stated.

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