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Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 27

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New Delhi, Feb 26: The death toll in the northeast Delhi violence climbed to 27. Over 200 others who are injured are being treated at hospital.

NSA Ajit Doval, who has been tasked with restoring law and order in the national capital, made a second visit to violence-hit areas this evening.

Doval, who walked with a convoy of police officials in Jafrabad, one of the worst-hit areas, told reporters: "Inshallah, there will be peace here".

Death toll in Delhi violence rises to 17

An Intelligence Bureau staffer was found dead in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area, officials said. Ankit Sharma, who lived in Chand Bagh, may have been killed in stone pelting, they said. However, his body has been taken to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital for an autopsy.

A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

Till Monday, authorities had said at least four people, including Lal, were killed in the violence. They said that the death toll has increased to seven on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile prohibitory orders have been clamped in Northeast Delhi for a month, following the violence that has erupted in which seven persons have been killed.

During a high level meeting chaired by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, issues such a hate mongering, adequate force deployment were discussed. It was also decided to have better MLA-Police coordination. More importantly, it was decided that rumour mongering had to stop in order to ensure peace in the area.

The meeting was attended by Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and representatives from political parties. Shah has been reviewing the situation since Monday.

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    Shah had held a meeting late on Monday night after attending the Namaste Trump event at Ahmedabad. The meeting which began at 11 pm ended at 1.30 am, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs tell OneIndia.

    During the meeting, Shah reviewed the law and order situation in Delhi and directed officials to restore normalcy at the earliest.

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    Meanwhile the death toll in the northeast Delhi violence climbed to seven, a senior police official on Tuesday.

    A Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among the seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

    Till Monday, authorities had said at least four people, including Lal, were killed in the violence. They said that the death toll has increased to seven on Tuesday.

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