New Delhi, Feb 25 : After the death of ‘innocent’ Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal, the senior officers have now swung into action. But on Saturday and Sunday, when the conspiracy was being hatched in the most sensitive area of northeast Delhi, these same officers were enjoying their weekend.
After the day-long violence and five deaths, which included the Head Constable, on Monday, the Home Minister called a meeting at night. Thereafter, the senior police officials tried to lead from the front on Tuesday morning.
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik visited the violence affected areas late on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, senior officers including Special Commissioner of Police Satish Golcha, Joint Commissioner Alok Kumar and the DCPs of all the districts deployed their forces in the violence hit areas to control the situation. However, before these officers swung into action, seven people had already died and around 90 had been injured.
But even after the Delhi Police deployed more than 30 companies, the situation could not be controlled.
At the Ghaziabad-Seemapuri border around 3,000 people clashed, with the paramilitary forces and policemen trying to control the situation.
According to an eyewitness: “The situation is still tense here till now (Tuesday 4 p.m.). Stone pelting and firing are taking place interminably. The maximum number of incidents of violence, arson and firing were reported from Maujpur, Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Kabir Nagar and nearby areas”.
(Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan can be reached at [email protected])