Train Set on Fire at Anand Vihar Station, DTC Bus Torched Near Loni Roundabout.
The Violence that Broke Out in Punjab & Haryana after the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was Found Guilty in a Rape Case, Reached Delhi too with at Least 7 Incidents of Violence Reported in a Matter of Hours.Major among them was the Torching of a Train Stationed at the Yard at Anand Vihar Railway Station where a Couple of Bogies were Set Afire. Another Major Incident was that of a Group of Unidentified Men Burning a Bus Near Loni Roundabout.
LG Anil Baijal & State Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Appealed for Calm as Reports about more Such Incidents from all Parts Kept Pouring in on Friday Evening.
“I Appeal to all to Maintain Peace & have Directed Commissioner of Police to Take Effective Measures to Ensure Protection of Life & Property,” tweeted Mr. Baijal.
“2 Empty Rakes of Rewa Express at Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station were Set on Fire,” said Northern Railway Spokesperson Neeraj Sharma.
Around 4.30 p.m, a Call was Received by the Police Control Room Informing that Miscreants had Set a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Bus on Fire near Loni Gol Chakkar. It was also Reported that there were anywhere Between 25 to 30 Boys Carrying Sticks & Pelting Stones.According to DTC, 1 Bus was Torched by 2 yet to be Identified Men at Jahangirpuri in Northwest Delhi. No Casualties or Injuries to Passengers have been Reported so far, say Police.
Bus-Burning Incidents were also Reported from Outer Delhi’s Mangal Puri near Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital & West Delhi’s Khayala.
According to the Fire Department, 7 Cases of Violence have been Received in the Fire Control Room. Though no Lives have been Lost or Injuries Reported, Agencies fear that it could Spread.
Intelligence Inputs have Suggested that the Delhi Police would keep an Eye on an Estimated 20,000 Supporters of the DSS Chief, Spread Across Close to a Dozen Locations in the Capital.
On the Eve of the Pronouncement of a Judgement by a Special Court in an Alleged Sexual Exploitation Case against Rahim, Intelligence Agencies had Suggested that the Delhi Police be Prepared for Possible Law & Order Exigencies that may Materialize at Border Locations such as Najafgarh & Mehrauli in Addition to Densely-Populated Areas such as Krishna Nagar & Kirti Nagar among others.
“A report on the Subject has been Shared with Top Delhi Police Officials in Addition to Senior Representatives of the Punjab & Haryana Police. Mr. Rahim Enjoys much Support across Several Pockets Located in Delhi as well as along its Borders,” said an Intelligence Official.However, Despite the Arrangements, the Violence took place.
In Neighboring Ghaziabad, the Police Appealed for Calm & Shared the Control Room Number on Social Media Platforms asking Citizens to Proactively Report all Cases of Violence.