Jaffarabad violence seems 'well planned', 'orchestrated' with an eye on Trump visit: MHA sources (Photo Credit: ANI)
Violence in some parts of northeast Delhi appears to have been orchestrated keeping in view of the ongoing visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, government sources said on Monday. Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik is stationed at the police control room and is closely monitoring the situation. He is in touch with Ministry of Home Affairs.
“Violence in North-East Delhi orchestrated most likely with an eye on US President Trump's visit to India. MHA and Delhi Police Commissioner are in touch and expected to get a grip on the situation soon. Police Commissioner is monitoring situation from the Control Room,” sources said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro on Monday shut five stations on its Pink Line in wake of the violence that erupted during clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters in the northeast region.
"Entry & exit gates of Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar are closed. Trains will terminate at Welcome metro station," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
A Delhi Police head constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police injured as clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act broke out again in northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Chand Bagh, with protesters torching houses, shops and vehicles, and hurling stones at each other.
The DMRC had earlier shut down Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur metro due to the ongoing protests against the amended law.
With PTI Inputs