New Delhi: The death toll in the riots that rocked the national capital in the past three days has risen to 21. Over 150 people are known to be injured during the clashes. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Concerned Citizens' Gherao Arvind Kejriwal's Residence, Seek Action Against Perpetrators
As the violence over the new Citizenship Act spiralled on Tuesday with rioters pelting stones and vandalising shops, Delhi Police said it has deployed more security forces in the area to bring the situation under control. Also Read - In Urgent Midnight Hearing, Delhi High Court Orders Police to Ensure Safe Passage of Wounded to Hospital
Late Tuesday, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval also visited violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi amid the violence. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Entry And Exit of All Metro Stations Open, Trains Operating Normally
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also called a late-night urgent meeting to take stock of the situation. Top officials of the Home Ministry and Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik were present in the meeting.
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.