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167 FIR registered by violence in the northeast of Delhi: Latest developments | India News


NEW DELHI: Life slowly returned to normal in the towns of northeastern Delhi on Saturday, after the violence claimed the lives of at least 42 people earlier this week.

Several stores resumed their businesses and customers can be seen buying groceries, fruits and other necessities. The Delhi government has started a helpline number to report hate speech and promised cash incentives to people who lost their homes in violence.

Here is a look at the developments in the regions affected by violence:

167 FIR registered, 885 people arrested or detained

Delhi police registered 167 FIRs and arrested or detained 885 people in connection with the violence in northeastern Delhi, a senior official said on Saturday.

Thirty-six cases have been registered under the Weapons Law. The police have presented 13 cases of provocative social media posts on various sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

NHRC forms an investigation team to investigate violence

The National Human Rights Commission has designated an investigation team to investigate cases of community violence in northeastern Delhi, an official said on Saturday. At least 42 people were killed and more than 200 were injured when frantic crowds set fire to homes, shops, vehicles, a gasoline bomb and stones thrown at local police and personnel earlier this week, the worst riots in Delhi in more than three decades.

Delegation of Congress visits areas affected by violence

A delegation from Congress visited the areas affected by violence in northeast Delhi on Saturday to assess the situation there and interact with the victims and their families. The delegation, delegated by the acting head of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, was made up of the general secretary of the Mukul Wasnik party, Shaktisinh Gohil in charge of Delhi, the head of the Haryana Kumari Selja unit, former deputy Tariq Anwar and the president of the All India Congress Mahila, Sushmita Dev.

Schools will remain closed until March 7

Schools in northeast Delhi will remain closed until March 7, officials said, according to the PTI news agency. The authorities also said that the situation is not conducive to conducting examinations in the areas affected by the violence of northeast Delhi.

The Delhi government will issue a WhatsApp number to report hate speeches

People can complain about hate messages circulating in the instant messaging application in these numbers. The government will appeal to people not to forward this message because forwarding any material that causes enmity between communities is a crime. The movement is aimed at dealing with rumors in social networks.

Flag marches, protesters identification.

Security personnel have conducted flag marches and held regular consultations with the locals to calm their fears. They are also urging residents not to pay attention to social media rumors and report them to the police. The police and the Intelligence Office have marked the homes of troublemakers and are preparing a list of troublemakers who participated through facial recognition technology.

148 cases, 630 arrests, 13 shooting victims

A total of 148 cases have been registered, of which 25 FIRs are subject to the Weapons Law. “A total of 630 people have been arrested / detained and the Special Investigation Team has initiated an investigation into the matter. The police also identified the cause of the death of 35 victims of community violence. 22 died due to fatal injuries caused by stone or physical blows, assault, while 13 due to gunshot wounds.

₹ 25k as immediate relief: CM

The Delhi government would begin distributing 25,000 rupees in cash as immediate relief on Saturday to people whose homes were burned in the riots in northeastern Delhi, said Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “Balance verification will be provided after PWD conducts an adequate evaluation. Any NGOs, social organizations and individual donors who wish to contribute to our relief and rehabilitation activities can contact the DM North East office,” said Kejriwal.

Delhi Government establishes 9 shelters for victims

The government has also established nine shelters for people affected by the riots. On Friday, he began distributing food there.

Some stores reopen

On Saturday morning, a couple of stores that sell daily need products such as groceries, sweets and medications that opened after an interval of five days.

Police deployed in the area are convincing merchants to open their stores.

The search for disappeared continues

The relatives of the victims continued to wait outside the morgue at the GTB Hospital to receive the bodies. Five days after riots broke out in various parts of northeastern Delhi, several families are still searching for their missing members. Most of them have already checked the hospitals, assuming they will find their loved ones nearby in the emergency block or at least in the morgue, but it was in vain.

At least 42 people, including a chief police officer and agent of the Office of Intelligence (IB), died, while about 200 people suffered serious injuries in the violence in northeast Delhi. Violence was reported from Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar, areas of northeast Delhi.

Two special investigation teams have been set up under the Delhi Police Crime Division to investigate the violence.

A large number of properties have been damaged. Frenzied crowds set fire to houses, shops, vehicles, a gasoline pump and stones thrown at local and police personnel.

(With agency contributions)

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