CAA clashes: Death toll rises to 13, Board Exams cancelled in NE Delhi, new Special Commissioner appointed

New Delhi: At least 13 people lost their lives while 130 civilians and 56 police personnel injured in past 48 hours during the violence which erupted in northeast Delhi, following clashes between supporters and protesters of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Fresh clashes and stone pelting were reported in Chand Bagh area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Groups of pro and anti-CAA protesters torched houses, shops and vehicles and hurled stones in the Chand Bagh and Bhajanpura.
The police used tear gas shell to bring the situation under control.
In view of violence, the CBSE, late on Tuesday evening, announced the postponement of Class X and XII Board exam paper for February 26, Wednesday, in schools of violence-hit northeast Delhi.
Earlier, in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that schools in violence-hit northeast Delhi will remain close on Wednesday as a precautionary measure and internal school examinations for Wednesday stand cancelled.
In another development, senior IPS SN Srivastava was appointed as Special Commissioner (Law and Order) of Delhi Police with immediate effect.
Incidents of stone-pelting were reported in Maujpur and Brahmpuri area here this morning for the third consecutive day.
Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of four or more people, has been imposed in the affected areas.
There was heavy stone pelting in Maujpur, while police lathi-charged to disperse protesters in Jaffrabad.
Shops and houses were vandalised and set on fire in Maujpur and Bhajanpura.
Police and Rapid Action Force held a flag-march in Khajuri Khaas area here.
“Miscreants will not be spared. Sufficient police force, CAPF and senior officials deployed in the N-E District. Section 144 imposed in some areas,” Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik told reporters here.