Delhi: Seelampur Tense But Under Control; Former Congress MLA Accused In JMI Violence
Peaceful procession against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill turned violent in Seelampur area in Delhi on Tuesday. According to reports, there were around 1,000 protestors in the procession when it took a violent turn by burning a school bus and a police station. Two police booths are also damaged.
Joint Commissioner of Delhi Alok Kumar said that people protesting peacefully at the Seelampur t-point suddenly started stoning. Also, they clashed with the police party present to manage the procession. And police had to use mild lathicharge and fire tear gas shells to disperse the violent crowd.
The incident resulted in injury to 21 people out of which 12 belong to Delhi Police and 3 to Rapid Action Force. The police have detained 5 people for the incident. The Joint Commission said that the situation was brought under control by appealing to the violent crowd from masjids and madarsas. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has also appealed to maintain peace in the city.
FIR against former Congress MLA
Delhi police have registered a FIR against the former Congress MLA, Asif Khan in connection with the Jamia Millia Islamia incident. In another development, Saket court sent the 14 people arrested by police in JMI case to judicial custody for 14 days.
Leaders of opposition parties met the President Ram Nath Kovind under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi. The Congress president complaint about the Modi government’s efforts to suppress peace opposition to the President. She further said that people’s voice can’t be suppressed in democracy.