Shaheen Bagh: Petrol Bomb Hurled Near Anti-CAA Protest Site (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh on Sunday alleged that a petrol bomb was hurled near the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site, reported the news agency ANI. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.
In a tweet, ANI posted an image of the site where petrol bomb was hurled said, “Delhi: Protesters at Shaheen Bagh allege that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site today.”
Delhi: Protesters at Shaheen Bagh allege that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site today pic.twitter.com/tHVzQfmKii— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
According to a report of PTI, the petrol bomb was hurled near Shaheen Bagh protest site at around 9.30 AM (IST). Moreover, a police team has found five-six petrol-filled bottles near the protest site.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kumar Gyanesh stated that no one was injured and a preliminary inquiry revealed that the bombs were not meant to attack the protesters. "Two people were seen on a bike near the barricades, we are checking the CCTV footages for detailed investigation," Additional DCP Kumar Gyanesh was quoted as saying by IANS.
"We are still confirming if their was petrol or some other chemical in bottles, exact information will be shared some," he added.
Recently, the son of a Shaheen Bagh’s anti-CAA protester was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, which has so far claimed at 6 lives in India. According to the reports, to break the chain of coronavirus, the protesters at Shaheen Bagh are complying with the rule with less than 50 people sitting at the site at one time. The protesters are sitting at a distance of at least 2 feet away from each other to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will take cognisance in the PILs seeking the immediate removal of these protesters to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The PILs seeking the removal of protesters will be heard by a three-judge bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice KM Joseph, and Justice Sanjiv Khanna.
(With PTI & IANS Inputs)