Union home minister Amit Shah reviewed the prevailing situation in New Delhi in the wake of violence in parts of northeast Delhi in which at least four people, including a head constable, were killed, officials said.
The meeting was held late Monday night after Shah’s return from Ahmedabad, where he had attended the ‘Namaste Trump’ event addressed by United States President Donald Trump.
Shah reviewed the law and order situation in Delhi and directed officials to restore normalcy at the earliest, a home ministry official said.
Those who attended the meeting included Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director of Intelligence Bureau Arvind Kumar, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, among others.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said he is “very worried” about the prevailing situation in certain parts of the city and called an urgent meeting of all party MLAs of the violence-hit areas.
Violence spiralled over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi, turning it into a battlefield on Monday with frenzied protesters torching houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump, and hurling stones.
In a tweet, the chief minister also urged everyone to shun violence.
“Am v worried abt prevailing situation in certain parts of Del. All of us together shud make all efforts to restore peace in our city. I again urge everyone to shun violence (sic),” he tweeted.
Am v worried abt prevailing situation in certain parts of Del. All of us together shud make all efforts to restore peace in our city. I again urge everyone to shun violence
Am meeting all MLAs (of all parties) of affected areas along wid senior officials in a while
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 25, 2020