National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday said that the situation in north eastern parts of Delhi is “under contro”. Doval who visited affected areas, that saw the horrific violence between pro and anti-CAA protesters, interacted with the residents.
At least 23 people have been killed and over 200 injured in communal violence that broke out in northeast Delhi since Sunday. Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Yamuna Vihar, Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar are among the areas mainly affected by the riots.
“People are satisfied. I have confidence in law enforcement agencies. Police is doing its work,” said Doval while addressing the media.
“People have a sense of unity among them, there is no enmity. A few criminals do things like this (spread violence), people are trying to isolate them. Police is here & doing its work. We’re here as per the orders of Home Minister & Prime Minister. Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga,” added Doval. ‘
Ajit Doval said he has been sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally visit the affected areas. “I give you my word of honour that we will do our best (to control the situation),” Ajit Doval said while interacting with locals.
Drones and electronic surveillance at protest sites will be used to monitor the situation.
Doval also held a meeting with the top brass of the Delhi Police at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) in Seelampur.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa,special CP SN Shrivastava, Special CP (Law and Order) Satisha Golcha and DCP of northeast Delhi Ved Prakash Arya were among those present in the visit that lasted just over 30 minutes.
This was Doval’s second visit to the office. He had visited the office and met senior officers on late night on Tuesday.
On Sunday, BJP leader Kapil Mishra had organised a rally in support of CAA near Maujpur-Babarpur metro station in the northeast district. Later he also addressed the people who gathered in support of CAA, “threating action” against anti-CAA protesters if the Jaffrabad road was not opened. He, however, left the place after addressing the gathering. Later the crowd allegedly attacked the anti-CAA protesters, resulting in stones pelting from both ends.
Mishra had asked people on Twitter to gather at Maujpur at 3 pm on Sunday “to give an answer to Jaffrabad”.
Right after Mishra’s tweet, several people were injured in clashes in Maujpur. Protesters torched at houses, a police bus and a fire engine in Jaffrabad and Maujpur.