Even as stone-throwing between rival groups grew into violent clash in Northeast Delhi, the number of deaths has risen to 17. Unrelenting violence over citizenship law protests took place for more than 24 hours in northeast Delhi. Over 150 people have been injured in the clashes.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to take stock of the situation, visited areas affected by the violence and met with top police officers in the midnight
Violence hit areas such as Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri Chowk were visited by Doval to take stock of the law and order situation.
With the violence spiraling on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting with cops and officials on Tuesday evening, his third in 24 hours. The meeting was also attended by top IPS officer SN Srivastava, who was appointed as the special police commissioner on Tuesday.
The Home Ministry had earlier said the situation was under control even as the number of people killed in the violence kept rising during the day. Ruling out deployment of the army to end violence, it had said enough police and paramilitary personnel were on the ground.
The Delhi High Court, in a late-night order, asked the police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the unprecedented violence in the capital since for the last three days.
The hearing by a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar. The court was hearing an urgent petition seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities. The court will take up the case again at 2:15 pm today.