Delhi police detain several persons over violent protest in old Delhi

Delhi police detained several persons in connection with the violent protest in Old Delhi area today.

Delhi Police spokesperson, MS Randhawa told that outsiders were involved in the violence and police is investigating the matter to nab the miscreants.

He said, the police only used mild force and water cannon to disperse the crowd. He denied any lathi-charge and use of tear gas.

Mr. Randhawa said, many of Delhi police personnel including Joint Commissioner of Police got injured.

In view of the security reasons and protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the entry and exit gates of most of the metro stations which were closed during day and evening time are now opened except Jama Masjid, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations.

Earlier, the stations which were closed include, Jamia Millia, Pragati Maidan, Khan Market, Mandi House, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat. Delhi Traffic police also closed some roads leading to old and central Delhi area.

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