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CAA clashes: Seven dead in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 25 (GCCurrentAffairs) The death toll from clashes between groups of pro and anti-CAA protesters in North East Delhi has risen to seven, police said here on Tuesday.
Fresh incidents of stone-pelting were reported in Maujpur and Brahmpuri area here this morning for the third consecutive day.
While a Police head constable was killed, a deputy commissioner of police was among the injured after clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) broke out in Jaffrabad and Maujpur in the National Capital on Monday.
Demonstrators supporting and opposing the CAA torched houses, shops and vehicles and hurled stones on each other in the Chand Bagh and Bhajanpura.
Police fired tear gas shells and also resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the violent agitators.
According to police, Ratan Lal, a head constable of the ACP Gokalpuri, was killed. Several police personnel, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Shahdara, Amit Sharma, were injured while trying to pacify the protests. A man, identified as Shahrukh, who opened fire at police on Monday has been detained and charged with firing eight rounds during the violent protests. Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of four or more people, has been imposed in the affected areas.
There was heavy stone pelting in Maujpur, while police lathi-charged to disperse protesters in Jaffrabad.
Shops and houses were vandalised and set on fire in Maujpur and Bhajanpura.
Meanwhile, five metro stations coming under North East district were closed by the DMRC. “The metro stations, Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar remain closed. Trains are being terminated at Welcome metro station,” DMRC said.

Via UNI-India

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