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February 28, 2020 / 10:18 PM IST

Delhi Violence highlights: 123 FIR's registered, 630 people arrested, says police

Live updates of developments from north-east Delhi which has seen violence over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

At least 42 people have been killed and over 300 injured in the violence that ravaged north east Delhi in the last few days. What was earlier seen as clashes between those who supported and those who were against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), spiralled into riots.

The Delhi Police, which has been criticised for failing to curtail the violence effectively, has now tran

sferred the probe to the crime branch. Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have been formed to carry out the investigation.

IPS officer SN Shrivastava will succeed incumbent Amulya Patnaik as the Delhi Commissioner of Police.

Meanwhile, suspended AAP corporator, who has been charged with the murder of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, is reportedly missing. Catch the LIVE updates here:
  • February 28, 2020 / 08:51 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Mustafabad's Al-Hind Hospital: Home to many injured

    Since violence broke out in northeast Delhi, a 15-bed private hospital in the narrow lanes of Mustafabad has attended to nearly 600 injured people -- all for free.

    During the height of the clashes that has claimed over 40 lives, there was a situation when the hospital ran out of first aid and medicines and had to arrange them through crowdsourcing and from AIIMS.

    The hospital has 15 beds in total, which are kept in two rooms.

    Dr MA Anwar, the owner of the hospital, said they had 400-600 injured victims, who came to them, adding two persons were also brought dead.

    "We have only 15 beds in the hospital but we didn't turn anyone away. We put extra bedsheets on the floors and attended to victims, many of whom had injuries due to pellets," he told news agency PTI. 

  • February 28, 2020 / 08:14 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastav has filed a complaint with Delhi Police seeking registration of FIR and immediate arrest of municipal councillor Tahir Hussain, reports news agency ANI. 

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  • February 28, 2020 / 07:19 PM IST
  • February 28, 2020 / 07:09 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Delhi riots tragic, what was need to bring in CAA, asks MP CM Kamal Nath 

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday lashed out at the Narendra Modi government for the riots in Delhi and asked what was the urgency that compelled the Centre to introduce the Citizenship Amendment Act.

    Speaking to reporters here after launching development works worth Rs 900 crore, Nath said, "These incidents are a matter of great sorrow and concern because the culture of our country is to connect people's hearts."

    "Keep aside what is there in the CAA, I want to know whether there was a war underway or a huge number of refugees were coming into the country that the Modi government had to bring in CAA. What was the need to bring this law? What kind of disaster was there," he questioned. (PTI)

  • February 28, 2020 / 06:59 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO: We have registered 25 FIRs in connection with firearms, so far.

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  • February 28, 2020 / 06:05 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa: We have registered 123 FIRs so far, around 630 people have been arrested detained/arrested. (ANI)

  • February 28, 2020 / 05:52 PM IST

    Earlier today, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had deputed a five-member team to take stock of the ground situation and submit a detailed report to her. 

  • February 28, 2020 / 05:39 PM IST

    Delhi Police officers meet imams and maulavis, assure them of safety

    The Delhi Police initiated an "outreach programme" on Friday as part of which its officials met imams and maulavis of various mosques in the riot-hit northeast Delhi.

    The exercise was carried by senior officials outside mosques in Kardampuri and Kabir Nagar. These areas witnessed pitched battle between two communities on Tuesday and Wednesday.During the meeting, senior police officers were briefed about the recent riots.
      The policemen posted in these areas briefed senior officials that people of these two areas, which witnessed large scale violence from Tuesday, have been generally peaceful and it was the "outsiders" from adjoining areas such as Seelampur and Jaffrabad who indulged in violence.

    – PTI

  • February 28, 2020 / 05:29 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: People whose houses are completely burnt down or substantially burnt down will be given on spot ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 cash each from tomorrow afternoon. Balance amount will be assessed within 2-3 days by PWD dept and we'll make an effort to get them their balance cheque. (ANI)

  • February 28, 2020 / 05:27 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Bhubaneswar: Why is opposition lying about Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)? I here again repeat that citizenship of any Muslim or minority will not be taken away through CAA, because it is an Act to give citizenship not to take it away. (ANI)

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  • February 28, 2020 / 04:52 PM IST

    Delhi Violence LIVE Updates | Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid: I think right now adding to the fire by screaming at each other is frankly not the answer. First responsibility is to bring about human aid and make sure that wherever there is fire, it is doused quickly and  effectively as possible. (ANI) 

  • February 28, 2020 / 04:24 PM IST
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