Delhi clashes: 20 dead, NSA Ajit Doval visits violence-hit areas

Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 11:39 IST | PTI | New Delhi

Four bodies were brought to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital

Security personnel patrol an area following clashes between supporters and opponents of a new citizenship law in New Delhi. Pic/ AFP
Security personnel patrol an area following clashes between supporters and opponents of a new citizenship law in New Delhi. Pic/ AFP

The death toll in the violence that flared up in northeast Delhi, reached 20 on Wednesday. Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital informed media in the morning today. Meanwhile, police have put barricades and sealed all the roads that lead to Ghaziabad from northeast Delhi since yesterday.

"Keeping in mind the violence in Delhi, we have sealed the borders. There is peace in our district. We have closed all the wine shops in nearby areas," Ajay Kumar Pandey, District Magistrate (DM) had stated. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to the family of the injured Shahdara DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Amit Sharma and inquired about his health.

Meanwhile, along with police officials, NSA Ajit Doval visited all the regions affected by the violence and took stock of the current situation. After this, Doval returned to the office of DCP North-East in Seelampur.

Earlier on Tuesday, Shah had chaired a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other political leaders regarding the violence and the prevailing situation in Delhi.

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