With head constable of the Delhi Police losing his life in the clashes that broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups on Monday, tension ran high in the Northeast Delhi. Though the protests were being held from Sunday’s evening, the situations slipped out of police hands, after hundreds of anti-CAA protesters blocked a road near the Jaffrabad metro station which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
Hours after which a clash erupted between the two groups which ended up a few protestors pelting stones and vandalising the public properties. However, the Delhi police who swung into action brought the situations under control. But situations worsened on Monday with protestors setting two cars ablaze. The front part of a petrol pump and two residential houses have been burnt down by the protesters in Bhajanpuraehicles. Police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.
In the clash, Head Constable Ratan Lal died with critical head injuries after stone-pelting by Anti-CAA protesters in Jaffarabad. Minutes after which, Alok Kumar, Joint Commissioner of police announced that Section 144 has been imposed in ten violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi which include Jaffrabad and Maujpur.
Petrol pump set on fire amidst violence over #CAA in Bhajanpura of New Delhi. Scary photographs. Hope calm is restored in the capital by cops without any further violence. Act tough against rioters. Why give them such a long rope? pic.twitter.com/QwQk7BShJB
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 24, 2020