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Delhi BJP leaders meet Amit Shah after SC stops anti-encroachment drive at violence-hit Jahangirpuri

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New Delhi, Apr 20: Senior Delhi BJP leaders met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Union Home Ministry headquarters in Delhi today, Hours after the Supreme Court stalled the anti-encroachment drive conducted by municipal authorities in violence-hit Jahangirpuri.

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BJP leaders Ramesh Vidhuri (MP), Ramveer Singh (MLA), and Manjinder Singh Sirsa met Home Minister Amit Shah today at his office.

The demolition drive was started by the authorities at violence-hit Jahangirpuri on Wednesday, even as the local mayor called it a "routine exercise".

Responding to the Supreme Court order, Raja Iqbal Singh the Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said, We will follow the SC order & take action accordingly.

Heavy police and paramilitary forces were deployed to avoid any untoward incidents.

The drive is undertaken a day after Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta wrote to the party-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to identify illegal constructions of "rioters" in Jahangirpuri and demolish them using bulldozers.

"Our JCBs (excavators) and staff will go to Jahangirpuri to remove illegal encroachment from roads and government land. It is our routine exercise. We will execute it and return," Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh had said earlier.

Officials said security forces were carrying out a flag march in the area and they took stock of the situation before the drive was launched. A drone has also been deployed to monitor the situation. Ahead of the drive, people in Jahangirpuri C Block voluntarily removed their belongings from roadsides, they said.

The NDMC had on Tuesday requested the Delhi Police to provide at least 400 security personnel to maintain law and order during the two-day drive. The area witnessed violent clashes,

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