New Delhi: Following violent clashes between the anti and pro-CAA protesters in Northeast Delhi that has claimed four lives and injured over 20 people, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Monday night wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, expressing concern over the safety and security of people belonging to Muslim and SC community. In the letter, he also wished to visit the areas affected by violence. Also Read - Over 4 Killed, 20 Injured as Anti And Pro-CAA Protesters Clash in Northeast Delhi | 10 Points
“I’m extremely concerned for safety and security of people belonging to Muslim and Scheduled Caste community in many parts of Northeast Delhi and wish to visit the areas affected by violence,” Chandrashekhar Azad said in the letter. Also Read - CAA Protests: Cop, Civilian Killed in Gokulpuri, Protester Opens Fire in Jaffrabad, Fresh Clashes in Bhajanpura
In the letter, he further requested Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to direct Delhi Police to provide him adequate security for his visit to the violence-hit area.
“You are requested to kindly direct Delhi Police to provide adequate security for the visit. I would be grateful if you could direct concerned police officials to inform me time and date preferably tomorrow itself when I can undertake the visit,” he further said in the letter.
The development comes as four people were killed and over 20 received injuries during a violent protest at Jafrabad area on Monday. As per updates, the injured are receiving treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB).
Meanwhile, Delhi Police has informed that the man in a red t-shirt who opened fire at police during violence in Northeast Delhi has been identified as Shahrukh.
In another development, Congress president Sonia Gandhi appealed to the people of Delhi to maintain communal harmony in the national capital. She also expressed condolences over the death of head constable Rattan Lal.
“There can be no space for violence in the land of Mahatma Gandhi, nor can there be any place in the country for forces that seek to impose their communal and divisive ideology on the people,” the Congress leader said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, stone-pelting took place between two groups in Maujpur area due to which the police resorted to firing tear gas shells in order to disperse the mob.