Following the clashes in several parts of Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting on Thursday evening to review the law and order situation in the capital state. The communal riots in Delhi claimed to have killed 28 people and injured over 300 people. Several senior police and government officials attended the meeting including the Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and Special Commissioner (Law and Order) SN Srivastava.
During the meeting, the officials claimed that no big incidents had been reported in the national capital in the last 36 hours. They further announced that gatherings imposed under Section 144 is set to be eased for 10 hours on Friday in view of improving the ground situation.
In the aftermath of the violence, the Delhi police have registered 48 FIRs, but it was accused of not taking proper steps against the violence. The Delhi police were also criticised for not filing an FIR over the alleged hate speeches made by leaders BJP’s Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma. However, the Delhi High Court gave today the cops four weeks to take a call on this matter.
The Delhi police have stated that over 500 suspects have been detained or arrested and the number may increase as investigation proceeds. Two Special Investigation Team (SITs), to be led by Deputy Commissioners, have been set up to probe serious offences.
Restoring the normalcy and preventing the agitation, police have deployed over 7,000 personnel in the city. The Home Ministry has encouraged “confidence-building measures” to control the violence. Nearly 330 peace holding meetings have been arranged all over Delhi by the cops.
On Sunday, the violence broke out all over Northeast Delhi between people supporting and against the CAA. Mobs carrying iron rods, sticks, and guns blocked the streets committing arson, vandalism and terrifying the residents. Today, the Home Ministry has made another appeal for peace and not believe in rumours.