NEW DELHI – Panic gripped Shaheen Bagh and other parts of Delhi after rumors of tension spread in Okhla, Rajori Garden and Hari Nagar. Delhi police takes social media to deny of any tension in Delhi on Sunday night.
Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and Aam Aadmi Party (AAM) leader Mehmood Ahmed also said that rumors are being spread and there is tension. They said that the situation was normal.
Stating that areas like Madanpur Khadar and Jaitpur were also normal, Ahmed urged people not to believe in rumours.
Joint CP Devesh Srivastav, who was at Shaheen Bagh, told mediapersons not to believe canard and warned the people spreading such rumours of legal action.
Delhi police from its official pages clarified that rumors of tension are being spread and urged people not to pay attention to them.
Some unsubstantiated reports of tense situation in SouthEast & West District are being circulated on social media. It is to reiterate that these are all rumours. Don’t pay attention to such rumours. Delhi Police is closely monitoring accounts spreading rumours and taking action.
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 1, 2020
RUMOR IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY.
A rumor has been noticed that there is some tension in Khyala-Raghubir Nagar area of West District. There is no truth behind it. All are requested to keep calm as the situation is absolutely normal & peaceful. @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi @ANI @DelhiPolice
— DCP West Delhi (@DCPWestDelhi) March 1, 2020
Due to rumors, Metro also closed some of its gates and later opened it.
Entry & exit gates of all stations are open.
Normal service has resumed.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) March 1, 2020
It is being said that rumors spread after Police raided the houses of some criminals and a boy was caught stealing something in Jaitpur. However, most of the social media users clarified that the mob attack was just a rumor.
Section 144 has been imposed in the area to avoid any untoward incident on Sunday Morning.
The protestors also called of the Sunday’s proposed Shaheen Bagh to Parliament march.