Some people gathered outside the Delhi Police headquarters here on Saturday evening demanding the release of detained persons during protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). They were also demanding that the government should take back the amended Citizenship Act.
This is the second day of such protests outside the Delhi Police headquarters. On Friday, many had sat down in front of the Delhi Police HQ at ITO demanding the release of around 40 persons detained during a violent protest in Daryaganj.
Earlier, Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad, who was arrested in connection with the violence in Old Delhi's Daryaganj area, was sent to 14 day judicial custody. Police accused him of giving "inflammatory speech" at Jama Masjid after the Friday prayers due to which the crowd started moving from the mosque towards Delhi Gate. The FIR, which does not name anyone as accused, said the crowd at Delhi Gate was stopped from moving ahead using barricades and they were asked to disperse using loudspeakers and the mosque also made the announcement.
The court further sent 15 others, arrested in connection with the violence at Daryaganj, to two days' judicial custody. Another court also sent 11 others, arrested in connection with violence in Seemapuri area of Northeast Delhi on Friday, to 14 days' judicial custody, a lawyer said. Incidents of violence were reported on Friday from Daryaganj in Old Delhi and Seemapuri in Northeast part of the national capital during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.