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Delhi riots: Police on high alert ahead of Friday prayers, security tightened around ‘sensitive’ places

On the day of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, the national capital had witnessed large-scale violence under the garb of anti-CAA protests.

In view of recent anti-Hindu riots in Delhi, which has claimed at least 50 lives and left over 250 injured in northeast Delhi, the Delhi Police has sounded a high alert across the national capital and tightened security at ‘sensitive places’ ahead of the Friday prayers.

According to the reports, the Delhi police have increased security in sensitive areas across the riot-hit North-East Delhi ahead of Friday prayers in the national capital following the anti-Hindu riots.

On the day of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, the national capital had witnessed large-scale violence under the garb of anti-CAA protests. The anti-CAA riots turned communal in Delhi resulting in severe violence on the streets of  Delhi. The anti-Hindu riots that engulfed the streets of Delhi have resulted in deaths of around 50 persons and more than 250 people sustained injuries in the violence that started on Sunday.

The injured include around 70 persons from the security forces. On Wednesday, home minister Amit Shah had informed in the parliament that 700 FIRs have been registered and more than 2,600 people arrested based on evidence.

Read: There is a conspiracy behind Delhi riots, money came from abroad and rest of the country for it: Home Minister Amit Shah

Moreover, as many as 1,922 rioters have been identified by using facial recognition software, he said, adding that driving licence, voter ID data are being used in the software. More than 40 special teams have been constituted to arrest those identified. Moreover, 50 serious cases of murder, attacks on religious places, hospitals, and educational institutions have been handed over to 3 SITs. The people who have been identified, whose details such as names, addresses and car numbers are with the government, were going to be arrested, Shah said.

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