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Cops teargas, lathi-charge protesters after arson, stone-pelting in Delhi's Seelampur

The protesters, who raised slogans against the CAA and NRC, set a police station on fire. They also damaged vehicles on the roads. 

Published: 17th December 2019 03:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2019 06:49 PM   |  A+A-

Brick-bats lie on a road as anti-CAA Citizenship Amendment Act protestors clash with the police at Seelampur in New Delhi Tuesday Dec. 17 2019. (Photo | EPS/Parveen Negi)

Brick-bats lie on a road as anti-CAA Citizenship Amendment Act protestors clash with the police at Seelampur in New Delhi Tuesday Dec. 17 2019. (Photo | EPS/Parveen Negi)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The police fired tear gas and made a lathi-charge after a large number of people, protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, started vandalizing public property in northeast Delhi's Seelampur area.

The protesters, who raised slogans against the CAA and NRC, set a police station on fire. They also damaged vehicles on the roads. 

After the protesters pelted stones on police and buses, police lathi-charged them. 

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According to police, the protest started at 12 pm and got violent as protesters started attacking them. 

Police issued an advisory asking commuters to avoid the stretch from Seelampur to Jafrabad. 

"Traffic movement has been closed on 66 feet road from Seelampur to  Jafrabad (both carriageways) due to demonstration," tweeted the Delhi traffic police. 

The entry and exit points at Seelampur Metro Station were also shut. 


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