Delhi: Security increased outside mosques, DCPs on alert
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana visited the Central district on Friday morning
Security has been increased outside the mosques in Delhi ahead of Friday namaz and DCPs in all 15 districts have been asked to make elaborate security arrangements, against the backdrop of recent protests against remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana visited the Central district on Friday morning to review the security arrangements at Jama Masjid, where a brief protest was seen last week.
On Thursday, Special CP (northern zone) Dependra Pathak held a meeting with all the DCPs regarding security arrangements.
The protest by Congress workers against Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the ED, recent protests against Nupur's remarks about the Prophet, and the agitation against the Agnipath scheme in parts of the country were discussed.
Last week, a brief protest was held at Jama Masjid that ended in around 15 minutes. DCP (central district) Shweta Chauhan had said, "About 1,500 people had gathered for Friday namaz of which 150 began protesting with placards later.The number then grew to 300. Police peacefully controlled the crowd in 10-15 minutes. Since the protest took place without permission, we will take action against some who were identified."