The communal riots that broke out in Delhi over the weekend led to the deaths of a large number of civilians and injured hundreds of others, in what can be seen as one of the deadliest incidents that the Capital has reported in decades. In this regard, a total of 148 FIRs have been registered and 630 people have been either detained or arrested so far in connection with the violence that broke out in the northeastern parts of Delhi recently.
The Delhi Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa stated that the forensic teams have been called in and the crime scenes are being revisited by the police and other departments.
From the aggregate of cases, 25 cases have been registered under the Arms Act according to the Police.
According to Randhawa, “The investigation is going on and we have called FSL teams. We are revisiting the scenes of crime. We re collecting footage and evidence. We have controlled the situation and it is heading towards normalcy. The deployment of force will remain in areas along with senior officers. We have conducted around 4o0 meetings with peace committees.”
The death toll in the recent violent clashes and rioting claimed more than 42 lives and injured our 25o people. The main areas that were affected by the riots in northeastern parts of Delhi were Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.