New Delhi: Exactly a week after the massive violence broke out in the eastern part of Delhi, panic spread in the western part of the city as unverified reports of ‘firing’ came pouring in on social media and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted that the entry and the exit gates of Tilak Nagar metro have been closed. Delhi Police, however, clarified that the situation was normal and warned of strict action against those who were spreading rumours of social media. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain Booked Under UAPA Over Murder of IB Staffer
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Rumours of something happening in Tilak Nagar started as residents claimed that roads in that area were blocked. All shops were being asked to shut down. Gyms in the area were closed. BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga was one of the first to have taken to Twitter and dispelled the rumours.
According to many, the Delhi Police took some pre-emptive measures. However, there are reports that Police conducted a raid in which some rounds of fire were shot and shops were asked to be closed for the raid.
After a while, the metro gates were opened, the DMRC tweeted.