New Delhi: Soon after the rumours on fresh violence started spreading in West Delhi region, Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Sunday said that he has already spoken to acting Delhi Police chief S N Shrivastava on the matter. He also urged everyone not to believe in such rumours of fresh violence. Also Read - Tilak Nagar: Will Take Action Against Rumour-Mongers, Says Delhi Police; Metro Gates Opened After Brief Shutdown
Taking to Twitter, Sanjay Singh said that the situation in West Delhi is completely under control.
“Rumours of violence are being spread in Delhi. In this regard, I spoke to Delhi CP (commissioner of police) and he said that reports of violence are rumours and the law and order situation of the national capital is completely under control,” Sanjay Singh said in a tweet.
The statement from the AAP comes after panic gripped the residents of several parts of west Delhi on Sunday evening when false rumours of violence were reported. However, Delhi Police denied any incident and appealed people to remain calm.
“A rumour has been noticed that there is some tension in Khyala-Raghubir Nagar area of West District. There is no truth behind it. All are requested to keep calm as the situation is absolutely normal and peaceful,” DCP West Deepak Purohit said.
He further added that there are some rumours regarding some communal tension in Tilak Nagar and Khyala area. “It is intimated that there is no tension in Tilak Nagar and Khyala and whole west district area. Nothing to worry about,” he said.
Issuing a statement, Delhi Police further informed that some unsubstantiated reports of tense situation in South East and West District are being circulated on social media. “It is to reiterate that these are all rumours. Don’t pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumours and taking action,” it said.
In the wake of the rumours, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said it had shut down the entry and exit gates of seven metro stations but did not give any reason. However, the stations were later reopened for public use.