BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Four more unidentified bodies were recovered from drains in Gokalpuri and Shiv Vihar on Sunday raising the death toll to 46, a week after riots first erupted in Northeast Delhi.
The Delhi Police said they have registered 254 FIRs so far and arrested or detained 903 persons in connection with the violence. Forth-one cases have been registered under the Arms Act.
Three bodies were fished out from two drains in Gokalpuri while one body was pulled out from a drain in Shiv Vihar, police said. Since Wednesday, the bodies of several violence victims, including Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma, have been found in drains.
Panic spread in several parts of the capital on Sunday evening following false rumours of violence, even as Delhi Police and AAP leaders denied any incident and appealed people to remain calm.
“A rumour has been noticed that there is some tension in Khyala-Raghubir Nagar area of West District. There is no truth behind it. All are requested to keep calm as the situation is absolutely normal & peaceful,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) West Deepak Purohit said on Sunday.
Some unsubstantiated reports of tense situation in SouthEast & West District are being circulated on social media. It is to reiterate that these are all rumours. Don’t pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumours and taking action.
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 1, 2020
“There are some rumours regarding some communal tension in Tilak Nagar and Khyala areas. It is intimated that there is no tension in Tilak Nagar and Khyala and the whole west district area. Nothing to worry about,” he added.