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Violence in Delhi, a conspiracy to defame India: MoS G Kishan Reddy | India News


New Delhi: The heavy shooting, violence and arson in parts of Delhi on Monday were a conspiracy to slander India at a time when US President Donald Trump is visiting, the minister said. of State for the home, G Kishan Reddy.

Hitting the Opposition parties for supporting protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Reddy told ANI: “This is a conspiracy to defame India. Why are these protests taking place at a time when the president of the United States, Donald Trump, is visiting the country? Will Congress take responsibility?

Delhi’s chief of police, Rattan Lal, died Monday in violent protests. A Sikar native, Rajasthan, 42, was sent to the office of the assistant police commissioner, Gokulpuri. Many members of the police personnel, including Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma, were injured in the violence. Sharma is fine now, said a source.

Maintaining the assurance that the situation of law and order in the affected parts of the city had been controlled, Interior Secretary Ajay Bhalla said: “Senior Delhi police officers are in the field with the right personnel of the central paramilitary force, handling the situation. ”

According to government sources, the violent protests against the CAA seem to be organized to coincide with Trump’s visit to India in an attempt to win headlines in the international media. The rain of stones and the crowds of protesters began to accumulate on the eve of the arrival of the US president and intensified when his special flight was about to land in India. This, many point out, cannot be a coincidence.

“This is a matter of investigation,” said an officer when asked what had triggered the crowd of violent protests and on Monday. He said that while things got a little tense in the afternoon, with an attempt to set fire to a gasoline pump and riders who moved with nationally manufactured weapons, “the situation was subsequently controlled.” The sources said that the Delhi police will record cases related to violence and arson and the alleged perpetrators arrested.

Discounting the possibility that the Delhi police did not act in time to control the violence, a senior government official said the police casualties are testimony to the fact that the police were at the center of the action against the traffickers of violence.

By the way, enough personnel of the central forces were already deployed in the Capital in view of Trump’s visit, when violent protests broke out.

Meanwhile, offering his condolences for the death of police chief Rattan Lal, Reddy tweeted: “My most sincere condolences to the family of the Delhi police chief who lost his life amid protests in Delhi. Our government of @narendramodi condemns all forms of violence and we ensure severe action against the guilty. ”

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