Delhi violence 'orchestrated' to coincide with US President Donald Trump's visit: Reports
New Delhi/IBNS: The violence in parts of northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law on Monday was most likely orchestrated in view of US President Donald Trump’s 36-hour visit to India, media reports said quoting sources with knowledge of the Home Ministry's assessment on the matter.
According to an HT report, the sudden clashes, in which a policeman died, had taken the policemen deployed in the area by surprise. The report said that the Home Ministry sources have said that the way the violence escalated almost immediately is a matter of investigation.
Two civilians also lost their lives in today's clashes.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla refused to affirm this, said the report and only commented, " Senior officers in the field… Sufficient forces have been deployed.”
There has been constant communication between the Home Ministry officials and the police Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik throughout the day.
Patnaik remained present in the police control room to track the action taken to arrest the violence. Top government functionaries kept him on his toes throughout the day.
Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal also called him over the CAA violence. After which he tweeted that he had “instructed” Delhi Police to take action to control the law and order situation in the national capital.