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Watch: Delhi Police personnel caught in mob rampage during Chand Bagh violence

In a 76-second long video, a massive crowd is first seen running away from the cops who resort to teargas shells to disperse the mob. However, within seconds, they mob returns and is seen closing in on the security forces and also resorting to stone-pelting.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 5, 2020 6:47:04 pm
delhi violence, delhi violence video, delhi riots, delhi riots video, delhi violence chand bagh video, delhi police, delhi city news In a video released by Delhi Police, a mob is seen attacking the security forces at Chand Bagh. (Screengrab)

Amid the ongoing investigation into the communal violence in Northeast Delhi, police have released two videos of a mob attacking security forces in the Chand Bagh area during clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Head Constable Ratan Lal was the first reported casualty in the clashes while Shahdara DCP Amit Sharma had sustained serious injuries.

In a 76-second long video, a massive crowd is first seen running away from the cops who resort to teargas shells to disperse the mob. However, within seconds, they mob returns and is seen closing in on the security forces and also resorting to stone-pelting.

In another video of 77 seconds, an injured DCP Sharma is seen being escorted by his fellow colleagues as protesters continued to throw stones at them.

A 19-year-old driver had reportedly died of a gunshot wound in the area. Residents of nearby Bhajanpura had also complained about a petrol pump being torched, allegedly by Chand Bagh residents.

On February 23, violent clashes broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups near Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi. The violence in Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar and Mustafabad areas of northeast Delhi has claimed at least 47 lives so far and left over 200 injured.

A large number of properties were also damaged as frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals and police personnel.

Over 500 FIRs lodged

The Delhi Police till Wednesday had registered 531 FIRs and arrested or detained 1,647 people in connection with the communal violence, news agency PTI reported. Forty-seven of the cases have been registered under the Arms Act.

LG visits riot-hit areas

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday visited the riot-affected areas of northeast Delhi and took stock of the situation there. Baijal held a review meeting with officials on several issues, including security. He also held a meeting with peace committees in northeast Delhi.

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