The day after: Delhi remains peaceful
New Delhi: No incidence of violence was reported from Delhi on Saturday, a day after Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a Panchkula court. "We want to make it clear that Section 144 would stay until further orders in the Capital. However, common citizens would not be affected by it and it's meant only for those who gather unlawfully with criminal intent." said Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma.
Delhi Police had been caught off guard on Friday after the violence from Panchkula, Haryana, spilled over to the city and several incidents of torching of DTC buses were reported from various areas. Two train bogies were also set on fire at Anand Vihar.
Saturday was calm as the police staged a flag march in various parts of the Capital with senior police officers personally monitoring the situation.
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said, "Full alert was kept on Friday night and throughout Saturday. The situation has been reported normal. The alert would continue with normal public activities. Thanks to the people of Delhi for their help." A total of 15 people have been arrested for rioting in Delhi till reports last came in.