Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa. (Photo Credit: ANI)
Delhi police has termed reports of violence in some part of Delhi as rumours requesting people ‘not to believe in rumours circulating on social media.’ The statement was issued after reports of violence in the southeast or west Delhi started circulating on social media. “We have received some panic calls from West Delhi, South East Delhi, Madanpur Khadar, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar, and Khayala. Please don't entertain them. The situation is normal at these places,” Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa said. Randhawa said that they are monitoring social media accounts spreading rumour and action will be taken against them.
“It is to reiterate that these are all rumours. Don't pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumours and taking action," the police tweeted.
Some people have been detained for rumour-mongering and cases are being registered against them.
Delhi Police PRO: We've received some panic calls from West Delhi, South East Delhi, Madanpur Khadar, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar,& Khayala, please don't entertain them. Situation is normal at these places.Police are monitoring social media&will take action against rumour mongers. https://t.co/IkdiO9MzDB— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2020
Meanwhile, the entry and exit gates of Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar west, Nawada and Tilak Nagar were reopened by the DMRC after a brief closure. The gates of these metro stations were briefly closed because of security reasons after the vandalism was reported in parts of the national capital.
The situation in Northwest Delhi remained peaceful but tense on Sunday as four more bodies were fished out from drains in Gokalpuri and Shiv Vihar and heavy police deployment continued. In parts of northeast Delhi, people complained of cash crunch as several bank branches and ATMs have remained closed in the aftermath of the riots.
The Delhi Police said it has registered 254 FIRs and arrested or detained 903 persons in connection with the violence so far. Forty-one of the cases were registered under the Arms Act.
Three bodies were fished out from two drains in Gokalpuri on Sunday while one body was pulled out from a drain in Shiv Vihar, police said. However, it is yet to be ascertained if they are linked to the riots and authorities have not updated the death toll figure.
Several bodies of riot victims have been found in drains since Wednesday including of IB staffer Ankit Sharma after violence ebbed.
With Agency Inputs