New Delhi: Taking strong action against people for spreading rumours over fresh violence in the national capital, Delhi Police on Monday stated that it has initiated action against 18 people and 2 cases have been registered under relevant sections. Also Read - ‘Reports of Fresh Violence Not True, Situation Completely Under Control,’ Says AAP’s Sanjay Singh
Issuing a statement, DCP South, Delhi Police, said that in connection with rumour-mongering on March 1, action has been initiated against 18 persons and 2 cases have been registered under relevant sections. Also Read - Tilak Nagar: Will Take Action Against Rumour-Mongers, Says Delhi Police; Metro Gates Opened After Brief Shutdown
Delhi Police further added that two people have been arrested from the Central district, 21 people arrested from the North West district and 1 person arrested from Rohini district, total of 24 persons arrested, in connection with rumour-mongering on March 1.
On Sunday evening, Delhi Police refuted rumours about fresh violence in the national capital and urged the people not to pay heed to them. Police also stated that the situation was completely normal.
“The situation is completely normal. Our senior officers are monitoring the situation. We received some panic calls today. I request the people of Delhi that the situation is normal and do not pay attention to rumours,” Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa had said on Sunday.
Police also stated that it had received some calls from West Delhi, South East Delhi, Madanpur Khadar, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar and Khyala over fresh violence. “Situation is normal at these places. Police are monitoring social media platforms as well. We will take action against rumour-mongers,” Randhawa had said further.
Soon after the rumour started spreading, the entry and exit gates of some Delhi Metro stations were closed for a short duration on Sunday evening. Notably, the metro gates of Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar West, Nawada and Tilak Nagar were closed for a short duration.
“Entry & exit of Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar west and Nawada are closed,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
The Northeast Delhi, where the communal violence had claimed 47 lives and injured more than 200 people, is limping back to normalcy.