Police sources also told The Indian Express that personnel from the Southeast district lines and staff from the local police station have been stationed outside the Markaz for the last five years, but none of them red flagged the huge gathering in March.
“Places where they are staying are for common use. No social distancing would be possible there, causing grave danger to public health,” said DCP (special branch) Suman Nalwa in her letter to the health secretary.
Delhi Prisons Director General Sandeep Goel said, “They are making false allegations. Food is hygienic and doctors are available round the clock. Inmates are regularly screened for symptoms. Isolation wards have been made.”
On September 23, 2015, complainant Brejesh Nirula approached police and alleged that his firm had supplied 1,680 laptops worth around Rs 2.5 crore to IIPM. He claimed that in 2012, he had approached Chaudhuri to clear dues of around Rs 2.47 crore,
In Old Delhi’s Khari Baoli, over 500 daily wagers had been struggling in the absence of work, and no means to go home. “We decided to help them out and asked locals in our area to extend help as well. We prepared food and distributed it in our area,” said SHO (Lahori Gate) Satish Sharma.
The move comes a day after major confusion was seen on the streets, with online retailers such as Grofers, FreshToHome and 1mg telling The Indian Express that their staff were harassed and their warehouses sealed.
“After several meetings, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava first tightened curbs and then made a ‘secret plan’ to clear protest sites. All JCPs of ranges concerned were asked to prepare a plan to clear the roads,” said the officer.
Chhaya Sharma, who was DCP then, said: “Totally, I feel all the challenges and problems were worth taking on. For me and my team, it’s a moment when not only our faith in the judicial system, but also that of victims who look at us expectantly for justice, stands vindicated.”
On March 10, Sumita (45) and her daughter Samrita (25) were found dead at their house in Mansara Apartments. The incident came to light when their domestic help found the door of their third-floor flat ajar.
A letter has been sent by JCP (Eastern Range) Alok Kumar to DCPs of all districts, specialised units such as Crime Branch, Economic Offences Wing, Delhi Armed Police as well as all district police personnel.
Starting February 24, violence spread rapidly across northeast Delhi, leading to 53 deaths across the next three days at last count. Since then, police have registered 712 FIRs and arrested over 200 accused.
Ankit’s body was found dumped in a drain in Chand Bagh on February 26. A day later, based on Ravinder’s complaint, Delhi Police filed an FIR against Hussain on charges of murder, destruction of evidence and abduction. Hussain was later arrested.
Sources said senior police officers tasked local personnel to visit residents and collect footage of the attack during which Head Constable Ratan Lal was shot at, and DCP (Shahdara) Amit Sharma and ACP Anuj Kumar were attacked, along with over 60 other policemen.