New Delhi: Soon after the massive protests led to violence and death of a police officer in Northeast Delhi’s Jaffrabad area, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Monday condemned the incident and said the ministry will take strict action against those responsible for the violence. Also Read - CAA Protests Turn Violent in Northeast Delhi, LG Baijal, CM Kejriwal Urge All to Exercise Restraint
“The violence in Northeast Delhi orchestrated with an eye on the US President’s visit to India. I condemn it. The government of India will never tolerate violence. We will take strict action against those responsible. The MHA is monitoring the situation,” Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said. Also Read - CAA Protests: Cop, Civilian Killed in Gokulpuri, Protester Opens Fire in Jaffrabad, Fresh Clashes in Bhajanpura
He also went on to say that additional security forces have been deployed in the vulnerable areas where massive protests are taking place. He also added that the prime responsibility of the Home Ministry is to maintain law and order in the national capital.
Reddy also added that Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party and those people, who are supporting protests against CAA, should tell who is responsible for damaging the image of the country.
Earlier in the day, sources at the Union Ministry of Home Affairs said that the violence in Northeast Delhi orchestrated most likely with an eye on US President Trump’s visit to India.
“The MHA and Delhi Police Commissioner are in touch and expected to get a grip on the situation soon. Police Commissioner is monitoring situation from the Control Room,” the MHA said.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also stated that senior officers are in the field and sufficient forces have been deployed to bring the Situation is under control.
Talking about the security arrangement to control the violence, Joint Police Commissioner (Eastern Range), Alok Kumar also stated that police stationed at strategically located areas where there is the potential of disturbance like Jafrabad, Seelampur, Maujpur, Gautampuri, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Mustafabad, Wazirabad, Shiv Vihar.
In the wake of the violent incidents of protests, entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, and Shiv Vihar metro stations have been closed. As per updates, trains will terminate at the welcome metro station.
Meanwhile, CRPF sources said that a total 8 CRPF companies have been deployed in Northeast Delhi area including two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and one company of women security personnel.