New Delhi: As tension escalated in Northeast Delhi with a policeman being killed in the incident and protesters torching at least two houses in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday has asked Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order are maintained in the area. He along with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also urged people to exercise restraint while staging demonstrations. Also Read - CAA Protests: Cop, Civilian Killed in Gokulpuri, Protester Opens Fire in Jaffrabad, Fresh Clashes in Bhajanpura
“Have instructed Delhi Police and Commissioner of Police to ensure that law and order is maintained in North East Delhi. The situation is being closely monitored. I urge everyone to exercise restraint for the maintenance of peace and harmony,” Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said. Also Read - 'Sirf Teen Din', BJP's Kapil Mishra Gives Ultimatum to Delhi Police to Clear Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh Roads
Taking to Twitter Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to restore law and order in the national capital. He said it is very distressing news regarding disturbance of peace and harmony in parts of Delhi coming in.
“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.
On Monday, tension escalated in Northeast Delhi with protesters torching at least two houses forcing the fire tenders to rush to the spot in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, where pro and anti-CAA groups clashed for the second consecutive day and hurled stones at each other.
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.
Police said that in the wake of the violent incident, Section 144 has been imposed at 10 locations in North-east district of Delhi.
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.
In the wake of the incident, the exit and entry gates of Jaffrabad metro station were closed earlier in the day. Heavy security has been deployed at the agitation site.