New Delhi: On a day when the entire nation is observing ‘Janata Curfew’, on Sunday, a petrol bomb was hurled by an unidentified person at police barricades near the protest site at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh Area, 4 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot
Notably, women at Shaheen Bagh had refused to stop their protests today even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed people to self-impose a lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus that has caused six deaths in the country. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Vacated Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Anti-CAA Protesters Detained
However, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the area, Kumar Gyanesh added that no one was injured and a preliminary inquiry revealed that the bombs were not meant to attack the protesters. Also Read - Coronavirus: Women at Lucknow's Clock Tower Call Off Protest Amid Statewide Shutdown
“Petrol Bomb was hurled on barricades away from the protesters, we have recovered some bottles used in the case and are investigating on it,” Additional DCP, Kumar Gyanesh said.
The incident took place at around 9.30 am, they said. A police team has found five-six petrol-filled bottles at the site. “Two people were seen on a bike near the barricades, we are checking the CCTV footage for detailed investigation,” Gyanesh added.
In a bid to contain the spread of the viral disease, the elderly women protesters decided that they would continue their sit-in but with all the precautionary measures. The Shaheen Bagh protesters have been on a sit-in for nearly four months against the newly amended citizenship act.