Rumors are the biggest enemy, the Delhi police tweeted
New Delhi :
There has been no violence in southeast or west Delhi, the police said on Sunday, requesting people not to believe in rumors circulating on social media.
The appeal came amid panic in certain localities on Sunday evening over reports of fresh clashes following this week’s violence over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act ( CAA) that has left 90 people dead and hundreds injured.
“Some unsubstantiated reports of tense situation in SouthEast & West District are being circulated on social media. It is to reiterate that these are all rumors. Don’t pay attention to such rumors. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumors and taking action, “the police tweeted.
Some unsubstantiated reports of tense situation in SouthEast & West Distr ict are being circulated on social media. It is to reiterate that these are all rumors. Don’t pay attention to such rumors. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumors and taking action.
– Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 1,
Amid reports of fresh violence, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had shut the entry and exit gates of Tilak Nagar, Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar West and Nawada stations. The stations were later opened.
Entry & exit gates of all stations are open.
Normal service has resumed.
– Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC)
The situation on the ground. It is very normal. It is under control. We received many calls. All the calls were found to be fake. We sent the calls to the SHOs, inspectors. We are dominating the area. We are talking to the people, “Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southeast Delhi, RP Meena told NDTV.
“We got calls from Khadar area, Khadda colony, Badarpur, Ekta Vihar, Tughlakabad. All these areas are under control. There’s no such incidents . Metro stations are working now, “he added.
DCP, Central Delhi, Sanjay Bhatia said,” There is no violence in Baljit Nagar and Patel Nagar, don’t pay attention to rumors There is peace in Central Delhi. “
AAP MLA Atishi tweeted that reports of mobs in some parts of south Delhi are false.
“Have received WhatsApp messages about mobs in Govindpuri and Kalkaji. These rumors are all false. Situation is peaceful. Police are patrolling the area, “she said.
I urge all Delhiites to not fall prey of any rumors around and maintain peace and harmony. Everything is normal. https://t.co/mwg1FOgURl – Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir)March 1,
Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh urged people to remain calm.
“I reached at the site as soon as I heard of the rumor of riots; shops were shut, people were in a state of panic but no one saw any riots happening. It was a conspiracy to spread rumors and spoil the atmosphere. I appeal to people to maintain peace and brotherhood and do not believe the rumors, “he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Mischievous elements may try to create panic in the city thru fake news / rumors.The situation is absolutely normal & there has been untoward incident. Proper action will be taken against rogue elements found indulging in rumor mongering. @ TwitterIndia@ Twitter @ DelhiPolice – Bhisham Singh IPS (@bhishamsingh 2188110 ) March 1,
More than 1234133824549732354 people were injured in the four-day flare-up as armed men went on a looting, burning and thrashing spree. Among those injured were
Police personnel, including senior officers Amit Sharma and Anuj Kumar.
Two Special Investigative Teams (SITs) have been constituted under Crime Branch, Delhi Police to probe the violence.