New Delhi: At a time when the death toll due to the communal violence in North East Delhi has gone up to 38, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday issued a statement, saying no major incident has been reported in the last 36 hours in North East district of the national capital. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Quell Rumours, Dispel Fears,' MHA Issues Advisory as Death Toll Climbs to 10
The MHA issued a statement on Thursday night soon after Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the situation in the violence-hit parts of the city in a meeting with senior officials and the top police brass. Also Read - No Meeting Scheduled Between Amit Shah And Shaheen Bagh Protestors: MHA Sources
The MHA also stated that prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be relaxed for a total of 10 hours on Friday in view of the improvement in the ground situation.
In the statement, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has appealed to all citizens to not believe in rumours and fall prey to evil designs of miscreants and groups interested in precipitating communal tension.
“So far, 48 FIRs, pertaining to clashes, loss of lives/property, etc have already been registered and further FIRs would be registered in due course. Police has detained/arrested 514 suspects for questioning so far. Further arrests would be made in course of the investigation,” the MHA said.
The statement from the MHA comes after the death toll in the communal violence has reached 38 on Thursday. After the violence slightly subsided, thousands of people began picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and livelihoods in North East Delhi.
The communal violence started on Sunday night after a clash broke out between pro and anti-CAA protesters in Jaffrabad area.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has transferred the riots probe to the Crime Branch and formed two Special Investigation Teams.