Twenty-one people, including 12 policemen and six civilians, were injured in the clashes in Seelampur. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Day after violent clashes and rioting, Seelampur limped back to normalcy today. Brijpuri, which witnessed overnight protests, remained calm in morning. The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered three FIRs in connection with the Tuesday violence. Two FIRs have been filed in connection with the violence on Jafrabad road. Both these FIRs have been filed under sections of rioting and vandalization of the Indian penal Code. Five people have been arrested after the violence. The police have yet not revealed whether these individuals have any criminal background or not. Third FIR is in connection with the violence in Brijpuri area of Seelampur, which saw late night protests.
On Tuesday, angry protesters demanding scrapping of the amended Citizenship Act pelted stones at police personnel, torched several motor bikes and vandalised two police booths as well as three buses in Seelampur, leaving 21 people injured in fresh violence in the city.
The national capital continued to reel under swirling agitation against the alleged "divisive" law with thousands of students hitting streets near the Jamia Millia Islamia, where a violent protest had occurred on Sunday, and elsewhere for what they called "protecting the soul of India".
Twenty-one people, including 12 policemen and six civilians, were injured in the clashes in Seelampur which continued for one-and-half hours, while five persons have been detained, according to police. Police said they used tear gas shells to disperse the mob but denied that there was any baton charge on protesters.
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik briefed Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and other senior officials of the ministry on the violence at Jamia Milia University and Seelampur during anti-CAA protests and the prevailing situation in the national capital, officials said.
The home ministry officials are said to have expressed their unhappiness over the two incidents happening within just three days, an official said, adding they asked the Delhi Police brass to strengthen intelligence gathering mechanism so that such incidents do not occur in future.