Delhi violence HIGHLIGHTS: Maximum number of distress calls were received by the police from West Delhi, Dwarka, and Outer Delhi after rumours of violence spread across parts of the national capital on Sunday. 481 calls were received from west Delhi, followed by 310 from Dwarka and 22 from Outer Delhi, said Delhi Police in a release listing out district-wise count of distress calls received on Sunday.
Over 40 persons — 21 from Northwest district, 1 from Rohini district, 18 from South district and one from Southeast district — have also been arrested for rumour-mongering so far. The death toll in the violence in northeast Delhi which broke out last week rose to 47 on Monday afternoon.
On the first day of the Budget Session, Congress, Trinamool and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP’s staged separate dharnas over the violence in northeast Delhi last week. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, Shashi Tharoor and others held placards demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah. There was no fresh incident of violence on Monday and security personnel have been deployed in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar and Mustafabad, news agency PTI reported.