New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday called the ongoing riot-like situation in Delhi’s northeast area “alarming”. Asserting that the Delhi Police is unable to control the situation, he said that the Army should be called in and curfew imposed in the affected areas immediately. Also Read - Delhi Violence Updates: Death Toll Rises to 27 With 2 More Fatalities at LNJP Hospital; Internet Suspended in Aligarh
“Situation is alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, is unable to control the situation & instill confidence. Army should be called in & curfew should be imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. I am writing to the Home Minister to this effect,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Concerned Citizens' Gherao Arvind Kejriwal's Residence, Seek Action Against Perpetrators
The death toll in the riots that rocked the national capital in the past three days has risen to 20. Over 180 people are known to be injured during the clashes. The Delhi Police has also been given shoot-at-sight orders. Also Read - In Urgent Midnight Hearing, Delhi High Court Orders Police to Ensure Safe Passage of Wounded to Hospital
Meanwhile, Delhi Metro on Wednesday morning announced that entry and exit gates of all stations have been opened with trains running as per normal schedule. Jafrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar were the stations that had been closed since Monday as large-scale violence broke out in northeast Delhi.
Several localities, including Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Maujpur-Babarpur, and Jaffrabad witnessed unprecedented violence on Monday and Tuesday as pro and anti-CAA protesters clashed. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 has been imposed in several parts of the national capital, will continue till further order, sources said on Wednesday.