The Dehli police issued prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 banning gathering near UP Bhawan in Delhi and Seelampur and Jaffrabad areas of northeast Delhi.
This morning, the Delhi Police said that they are ready to deal with any situation. As a precautionary measure, the police have deployed several companies of security forces in some areas. “No one should pay attention to rumours. We are monitoring social networking sites as well to check rumours,” said Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa. Delhi Police has appealed to everyone to maintain peace. In volatile areas, the police are doing flag March and foot-patrolling and The cops have also resorted to announcements through loudspeakers urging people to keep peace.
A police complaint has been filed against author Arundhati Roy after her controversial speech at Delhi University. On December 25, Roy had urged Indians to ‘lie’ during census over NPR or give “fake names and addresses”. Roy had told the crowd that the NPR would serve as a database for the NRC. “But what’s even more shocking was that Roy had said that the Modi government shouldn’t be given the remaining four years,” the complaint said.
In UP Paramilitary force personnel and state police force have been deployed, and drone cameras are being used to ensure security on Friday. Meanwhile, the process to confiscate the property of those involved in damaging public assets during the protests gained momentum as 372 people were served notices in different districts.
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will probe cases of violence during the recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state. The Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh has ordered the SIT probe. The DGP said that the SIT, in each district, will be headed by an officer of an Additional SP rank. The SIT will be headed by Additional SP (Crime) or Additional SP (City) of the district.