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Delhi Violence: Police Issue 'Shoot-At-Sight' Order After Death Toll Goes Up To 13, 186 Injured

Darpan News Desk , 25 Feb, 2020

    After two days of rampant violence in northeast Delhi, a shoot-at-sight order has been issued in the affected areas, police sources said on Tuesday.


    According to sources in Delhi Police's north-east district department, the shoot-at-sight order was announced in Yamuna Vihar area.


    Several localities, including Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura, Maujpur-Babarpur, and Jafrabad witnessed violence as pro- and anti-CAA protesters clashed.


    Several incidents of firing by protestors as well as security forces were reported on Monday and Tuesday, as well as frequent instances of stone pelting and vandalism.


    At least 13 have lost their lives during the clashes, while over a 186 others have incurred injuries during the riots.


    Earlier in the day, the Union Home Ministry appointed senior IPS officer S.N. Srivastava the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) to contain the law and order crisis in the national capital as it found that the serving officers were unable to control the situation which was deteriorating by the day.


    TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ATTACKED IN NORTHEAST DELHI, ONE SERIOUS

     

    A journalist with JK 24X7 news received a bullet injury and two reporters from NDTV were beaten and punched by rioters in northeast Delhi, which was wracked by fresh violence on Tuesday.


    Akash sustained a bullet injury while covering the communal clashes in Maujpur locality and is in hospital where his condition is serious, said a tweet from the JK 24X7 channel.


    NDTV said its journalist Arvind Gunasekar was hit by rioters while he was at one of the spots in northeast Delhi and lost a tooth. His fellow reporter, Saurabh, who tried to shield him, was punched, it said.


    Many other journalists took to social media to share tales of how they were heckled and some alleged they were questioned about their religious identity.


    On Monday, too, reporters had a tough time covering the violence with many of them threatened and heckled.


    The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi has climbed to nine, according to GTB hospital authorities.

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