Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed law and order situation in Delhi and appealed people not to believe in rumours. He said, Delhi Police is mandated and obligated to provide security to all sections of society irrespective of caste and religion.
The Home Minister held a review meeting yesterday to take stock of prevailing law and order situation in Delhi, in view of recent violence affecting the North-East District. The meeting was attended by Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and Special Commissioner of Police, Law, and Order, SN Shrivastava.
The Home Ministry said, no major incident has been reported in the last 36 hours in any police station of North-East Delhi. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be relaxed for a total of 10 hours today in view of the improvement of the situation. Home Ministry said so far, 48 FIRs, pertaining to clashes, loss of lives and property etc have already been registered. Police has detained or arrested 514 suspects for questioning so far.
The Ministry said that 35 persons have lost their lives in these tragic incidents since February 24. Two Security personnel sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and nearly 70 Police personnel and senior officers have been injured. Home Ministry said that nearly 7,000 Central Para-Military Forces have been deployed in the affected areas.
Delhi Police has set up helpline numbers 22829334 and 22829335 – for round-the-clock assistance. As a confidence-building measure Delhi Police has started holding Peace Committee Meetings to normalise situation and improve inter-community harmony.