New Delhi: The protest against the Centre’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turned on Monday as a protester open fire at police in Jaffrabad metro station area. The firing incident happened after a fresh clash erupted in the area. Also Read - 'Sirf Teen Din', BJP's Kapil Mishra Gives Ultimatum to Delhi Police to Clear Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh Roads
In the incident, one Delhi Police head constable has lost his life and one DCP injured during clashes between two groups in Delhi’s Gokulpuri. Also Read - CAA Protest: Stone-pelting, Tear Gas Shelling Near Jaffrabad; Entry, Exit Gates of Maujpur-Babarpur Metro Stations Closed
Police said that in the wake of the violent incident, Section 144 has been imposed at 10 locations in North-east district of Delhi. Also Read - As People Continue to Protest Against CAA-NRC at Delhi's Jaffrabad, Metro Station Shut; Heavy Security Deployed
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Home Minister Amit Shah to maintain law and order situation in the national capital in the wake of the violent protests in Jaffrabad metro station area.
“Very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in. I sincerely urge Lieutenant Governor and Union Home Minister to restore law and order, and ensure that peace and harmony are maintained. Nobody should be allowed to orchestrate flagrations,” the Delhi CM said.
From Sunday evening, people in Jaffrabad metro station area have been protesting against the CAA. And the protest is happening all through the night.
Earlier in the day, a number of Bhim Army activists also joined the anti-CAA agitation in Jaffrabad area.
Holding the national flag and raising slogans against the CAA, women protesters were holding agitation in the area. And some other protesters were seen holding placards that read, “You can block internet but not our spirits” and “When injustice strikes, silence is a sin”.
On Sunday evening, more than 1,000 women gathered at the metro station and sat on a protest on the road which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
As part of the security measure, the exit and entry gates of Jaffrabad metro station were closed earlier in the day. Heavy security has been deployed at the agitation site.
As the protest turned violent in Jaffrabad, two cars were burnt down by the protesters in Jaffrabad
In another development, fresh clashes broke out in Bhajanpura area of northwest Delhi. In the clash, the front side of a petrol pump was burnt down by the protesters in Bhajanpura.
In both the areas of jaffrabad and Bhajanpura, both the pro and anti-CAA protesters are pelting stones on each other. Though Delhi Police says the situation has been brought under control, yet TV reports continue to show that stones, molotovs are being thrown in Khajuri Khas area and tear gas shells are also being fired at protesters.