Toll Touches 18 in New Delhi : Amit Shah chair emergency meetings.

New Delhi : On Monday after two groups protesting for and against the Amendment Act or CAA clashed with each other. Both the groups carried swords , stones and other weapons , they are torched houses and vehicles in many areas .

The clashes , worst in the capital in over two decades, started but turned deadly . The number of deaths in Delhi violence has risen to 18 , official from Delhi’s Guru Teg Bahadur hospital said on Wednesday. More than 250 people are injured.

Huge clouds of smoke was seen billowing from a tyre market that had been set ablaze. The fire tenders took time to reach the spot as mobs wielding sticks and stones walked down streets for attacking .

Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired three review meetings in 24 hours and directed the Delhi Police to take quick action. He also asked for more police force to be deployed.

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Delhi Police chief visited the office of North-east DCP for a meeting on Tuesday night. Doval, accompanied by Patnaik and other senior officials visited Maujpur, Jafarabad, Gokulpuri and Bhajanpura to conduct a first-hand review of the situation.

Ajit Doval will be overseeing the police efforts to restore peace in Delhi.

B.Swati

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