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18 FIRs, 106 arrests in Delhi violence; death toll climbs to 27

Men ride a motorcycle past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)Premium
Men ride a motorcycle past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)

  • Families of those killed in Delhi violence to get 2 lakh, seriously injured 50,000 as compensation
  • The situation in the violence-hit northeast Delhi was under control and the police was doing their job, said NSA

Delhi protests live updates: At least 24 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after three days of continuous violence in North East Delhi. The Delhi Police struggled to check the rioters who rampaged through parts of northeast Delhi on Tuesday looting, burning buildings and vehicle, and thrashing people. The areas which were mostly affected include Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Gokulpuri, Maujpur, Kardampuri and Jaffrabad.

Here are the live updates of the protests in northeast Delhi:

Delhi violence death toll rises to 27

At least 27 people have lost their lives while over 200 people have been injured in the deadliest violence in the national capital in decades after clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters turned violent in North-East Delhi since last Sunday, officials said on Wednesday.

According to the officials, 25 people died during treatment at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Shahdara area while two others succumbed to their injuries at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital near Delhi Gate.

The reports of fresh fatalities came hours after National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia visited the violence-hit areas separately.

Compensation of 2 lakh to be paid to families of those killed in Delhi violence

A compensation of 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, senior officials said on Wednesday.

"A compensation of 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence. Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of 50,000," a senior official told PTI.

The official said the compensation is part of the Delhi government's existing scheme to offer relief fund to victims killed in any disaster or other such incidents.

"The beneficiaries would be identified through the MLCs (medico-legal cases). We have already discussed it with hospital authorities. The relief fund would be transferred to the beneficiaries through bank transactions," the official said.

Death toll rises to 24

Two deaths were recorded at LNJP Hospital on Wednesday taking the count of people who have died in the northeast Delhi violence to 24, authorities said.

These were the first cases of casualty reported at LNJP Hospital, which has been receiving a number of patients since the violence broke out Monday evening.

"One person was brought dead, while another died during treatment," Medical Superintendent of LNJP Hospital Kishore Singh told PTI.

Kejriwal visits riot-hit areas



106 arrested for Delhi violence

The Delhi Police has arrested 106 people for their alleged involvement in the northeast Delhi violence and registered 18 FIRs, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

"No untoward incident was reported on Wednesday and PCR calls from northeast Delhi have reduced," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa told reporters.

Police also released two helpline numbers -- 011-22829334, 22829335 -- for people to reach out during distress.

NSA briefs Home Minister Amit Shah on prevailing law and order situation

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Amit Shah about the prevailing situation in North East Delhi where communal violence has claimed at least 22 lives, officials said.

The NSA briefed the home minister about the current law and order situation in North East Delhi and steps taken to bring back normalcy there, a home ministry official said.

Delhi wants peace, anti-social elements behind violence, says Kejriwal

AAP govt will give 1 cr compensation to the family of Head Constable Ratan Lal who was killed in northeast Delhi violence, announced CM Arvind Kejriwal. A job will also be given to a member of Lal's family. "Common man of Delhi did not indulge in violence; outsiders, some politicians, anti-social elements involved," said Kejriwal in Assembly.


Ajit Doval takes stock of the situation in northeast Delhi



Ajit Doval holds meeting with Delhi Police top brass

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday held a meeting with senior officials of the Delhi Police and took stock of the situation after communal violence killed 22 people in northeast Delhi.

Doval held a meeting at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) along with the top brass of the Delhi Police.

On late Tuesday night, Doval held a similar meeting with the top brass of the Delhi Police after violence swept through northeast Delhi.

22 dead, 189 injured

As many as 22 persons have died and 189 are injured since the violence broke out in the Northeast district of Delhi on Sunday night. Twenty-one deaths were reported from the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and one from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

Joharpuri continues to burn despite heavy security

Joharpuri area in northeastern part of Delhi bordering Uttar Pradesh continues to burn. Even though the number of security forces deployed in the area has been doubled, there have been clashes between security forces and rioters. The roads are filled with bricks and blood stains are visible in parts of congested lanes and by-lanes. Scores of houses and shops lie gutted and the people holed up inside lanes, many of which are "taken over" by rioters, are crying and yelling.

Can't let another 1984 happen, not under our watch: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court expressed concern over the violence in northeast Delhi, saying that it cannot let another riot like the one in 1984 happen under its watch. A division bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Anup Jairam Bambani also asked some of the highest functionaries in the State and the Central governments to personally meet the victims and their families and slated the matter for Friday. "We cannot let another 1984 scenario (anti-Sikh riots) happen in this country again. Not under the watch of this court," the bench said.

PM, Amit Shah monitoring the situation: Prakash Javadekar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval are monitoring the situation.

AAP urges Centre to deploy Army

Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai on Wednesday urged the Centre to deploy the Army in the violence-hit northeast Delhi to bring the situation under control and and asked why the borders areas were not sealed despite repeated requests by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Body of IB Officer Ankit Sharma found in Chand Bagh area

Body of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma was found in the North-East district's Chand Bagh area.

PM Modi calls for brotherhood and peace

Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy. Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

There is a conspiracy behind the violence, country also saw this during Delhi elections. Many BJP leaders made inciting comments creating an atmosphere of fear and hatred.

The Centre and the Union Home Minister is responsible for the present situation in Delhi. The Union Home Minister should resign.

Delhi violence matter in Delhi HC

Justice Muralidhar says that the situation is very unpleasant. We have all watched videos of some leaders making hate speeches openly. It's on every news channel.

Court played BJP leader Kapil Mishra's video clip in the court in the presence of all lawyers and DCP Deo and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Justice Muralidhar says we are surprised at the conduct of the police. HC also asks SG to advise the police commissioner on the registration of an FIR against the BJP leaders who made hate speeches; Hearing to held 2:30pm again

Normalcy has returned: Amulya Patnaik

Delhi Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik: Normalcy has returned in North East district to a large extent, senior officers are on rounds, extra forces have been given and lot of confidence building measures are being taken. Things being brought back to normal.

Delhi violence: Security personnel conduct flag march in Babarpur area

Security personnel on Wednesday conducted a flag march in Babarpur in North-East Delhi after its nearby areas witnessed arson and stone-pelting.

All the security personnel were equipped with riot gears and batons during the march. Some of them were also seen with INSAS rifles.

The death toll in the violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in parts of North-East Delhi has risen to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB hospital authorities.

Delhi violence similar to Gujarat 2002, says Nawab Malik

Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik, has said that the violence in Delhi is similar to what happened in Gujarat in 2002 and raised doubts about the role of police.

Speaking to ANI, Malik said, "There is continuous violence in Delhi, the police are standing by the rioters, their role is doubtful. If such is the situation in the national capital then what can happen in the rest of the country. What is happening in 2020 in Delhi is looking similar to what happened in Gujarat in 2002. There is some kind of a model like the 2002 Gujarat model."

Defiant Kapil Mishra questions comparison with terrorists

BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who maintained a low profile over the last two days after giving ultimatum on Sunday to Delhi Police to clear parts of northeast Delhi of anti-CAA protesters, took to Twitter and vented his feelings on being compared with terrorists like Burhan Wani and Afzal Guru.

The BJP leader has been accused of stoking the pro-CAA passions by opposition parties that led to violence that ultimately turned into a communal face-off.

Centre, Delhi governments should conduct high-level inquiry into violence: Mayawati

BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday condemned the violent clashes in Delhi and demanded a high-level inquiry into it.

"The loss of life and property in some areas of Delhi in incidents of violence, disturbance and arson in the past few days is very sad and very condemnable. The Central and Delhi governments should take it seriously and get a high-level inquiry conducted into it and take strict action against all the culprits and those who were negligent. This is the demand of the BSP," she said in a tweet in Hindi.

In midnight meet, NSA tries to lift Delhi Police's morale

The National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is said to have given some 'tips' to raise the morale of the police during the midnight meeting with the Delhi Police officials even as the violence continued in certain parts of northeast Delhi and the police force received flak for its handling of the situation.

A top officer of the Delhi Police told IANS that the NSA did ask for the reasons of the eruption and increase in the violence to which the police officials were unable to give any satisfactory answers. But, the NSA, instead of any harsh words, tried to lift the morale of the force.

Delhi Police shares contact numbers of personnel at city hospitals

The Delhi police has shared contact numbers of police personnel who are at various hospitals for those desirous of seeking information on victims admitted following communal violence in the northeast part of the national capital.

At Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Sub-Inspector Gajender Singh can be contacted on 9818120026 for details.

Sub-Inspector Yogender Singh can be reached at 7982756328 for details of victims in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital and Maulana Azad Hospital.

Sub-Inspector Devender Singh is stationed at RML Hospital and can be contacted at 9818313342 to seek information.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Narender Rana can be reached on 9868738042 for those admitted at Al-Hind Hospital.

Seelampur normal after days of horror, top cop visits spot

Northeast Delhi's Seelampur area on Wednesday woke up to normal sunrise after witnessing days of violent clashes and horror.

Security in the area remained tight with heavy deployment of both police and paramilitary forces.

Senior IPS officer S.N. Srivastava who recently took charge as the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police also arrived in the area to take stock of the current situation.

Srivastava assured everyone of safety and security and said that strict action will be taken against those behind the violence.

Delhi violence like horror film on anti-Sikh riots: Shiv Sena

Observing that the violence in Delhi is akin to a "horror film" depicting the grim reality of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the "bloodbath" has brought disrepute to the national capital like never before while US President Donald Trump was in India with the "message of love".

The editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana' lamented that Trump was welcomed in Delhi while there was bloodbath on the streets.

It further said that the violence could potentially spread the message that the Central government has failed to maintain the law and order situation in Delhi.

Delhi violence: SC rebukes police, refuses to entertain pleas on violence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded Delhi Police for the clashes in Delhi and termed unfortunate the incidents of violence in the national capital but refused entertain pleas on them.

A bench comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said it will not expand the scope of petitions filed in connection with the protests at Shaheen Bagh by looking into the pleas on violence.

Chidambaram criticises Centre, Delhi Police for failing to control violence

As the death toll in the violence between pro and anti CAA protestors in the city increased to 20, Former Union Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday criticised the Delhi Police and the Centre in a series of tweets for failing to control the law and order situation.

"The violence has continued since Monday and even now there are incidents of violence. It shows the colossal failure of the Delhi Police," tweeted Chidambaram.

Cooling operation underway in Gokulpuri



Supreme Court on Delhi violence

-These things would not have happened had police not allowed instigators to get away, says Supreme Court.

-Justice Joseph gives example of police in US and UK, says force has to act professionally as per law if something goes wrong.

-SC Judge K M Joseph says there was lack of professionalism on part of police.

Amit Shah to brief union cabinet

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday will brief the union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Delhi violence which claimed lives of 20 people so far.He would inform the Cabinet about the steps being taken to contain the deadly violence following clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups claiming 17 lives and injuring over 150 others in northeast Delhi.

189 injured, 20 dead - ANI

Sunil Kumar Gautam Medical Superintendent, Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital: Out of all the people that were brought to the hospital 189 are injured and 20 are dead.

Arvind Kejriwal asks for the Army's help

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Delhi Police, despite all efforts, is "unable to control the situation and instill confidence" in view of violence in the capital and recommended calling in the Army. Kejriwal further stated that he is writing to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in this regard.

"I have been in touch with large number of people whole night. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army should be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Home Minister to this effect," Kejriwal tweeted.

Police have been given a free hand to bring the situation under control

The NSA has made it clear that lawlessness would not be allowed to remain in the national capital and adequate number of police forces and paramilitary forces have been deployed. The police have been given a free hand to bring the situation under control.

NSA Ajit Doval takes charge for bringing Delhi violence under control

NSA Ajit Doval has been given the charge of bringing Delhi violence under control. He's going to brief PM and Cabinet about the situation. NSA last night visited Jafrabad, Seelampur and other parts of Northeast Delhi where he held talks with leaders of different communities.

All the injured victims shifted to another hospital

'There were 4 bodies and 20 injured victims at a hospital in Chand Bagh. We had to shift them to another hospital as per High Court orders. All the victims have been shifted to another hospital now, so that they can get proper medical treatment," says DK Gupta, Additional DCP.

Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Police

Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Police and asks senior officials to remain present in the court in connection with a plea on violence in Delhi's North East district.

NSA Doval reaches Seelampur, holds meet with Delhi top cop

Taking account of the rampant violence in North-East Delhi, the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reached Seelampur area on Tuesday night.

The two had a meeting with DCP North-East to discuss ways to restore normalcy in the region.

The meeting between the top officials continued for about half an hour as a DCP rank officer told IANS the meeting began at 11:15 p.m. and ended at around 11:45 p.m.

Delhi violence: HC tells police to ensure safe passage, treatment of injured

In a midnight hearing, the Delhi High Court directed police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the violence over the amended citizenship law.

The hearing took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar on an urgent plea seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities.

The Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani directed the Delhi Police to deploy all resources to ensure this.

CBSE exams on Feb 26 postponed in violence-hit north-east Delhi

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday postponed class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in north east part of Delhi.

The order has been issued on the request of Directorate of Education of Delhi government in the view of violence in North-East part of the national capital.

"On the request of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to students, staffs, and parents, the Board has decided to postpone Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in north east part of Delhi," a press note said.

However, the board said that exams in the rest of the Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled.

Entry, exit gates at 5 metro stations in North-East Delhi opened

Entry and exit gates at all five metro stations in North-East Delhi, which were closed in view of violence in the area have been opened, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Wednesday.

"Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," DMRC tweeted.

Five Delhi Metro stations in the North-East district -- Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar were shut down in view of the violent clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Northeast Delhi violence: HC holds midnight hearing, directs police to ensure treatment of injured

In a midnight hearing, the Delhi High Court directed police to ensure safe passage to government hospitals and emergency treatment for those injured in the communal violence erupted in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law.

The court held a special hearing, which started at 12:30 am, at the residence of Justice S Muralidhar after receiving a call from an advocate explaining the dire circumstances under which the victims were unable to be removed from a small hospital to the GTB Hospital.

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