National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, the Centre’s point person headed back to the hotspots of violence over the last three days to review the situation. Doval, who also travelled to Maujpur had witnessed street clashes for two days.Doval also emphasized that he had been tasked to visit the affected areas and analyze the meetings by Home Minister Amit Shah.
North-east Delhi has been the epicentre of the violence that started as clashes between groups in favour and against the amended citizenship law before degenerating into full-fledged communal riots.In several areas, the police had been accused of taking sides in the clashes.Doval had earlier acknowledge that the police hadn’t been fair and told news channel NDTV that they had to address doubts in the mind of people who had doubts about its ‘capabilities and intentions’.
He drove straight to the north-east district chief Ved Prakash Surya’s office in Seelampur along with Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik for a review. Around midnight, Doval left for some riot-hit areas to review the situation.According to ANI, ‘A few criminals do things like this (spread violence)…Police are here and doing their work… Inshallah yahan par bilkul aman hoga. (God willing, there will be complete peace here),’ he said during an interaction. People familiar with the development said NSA Doval, who has been seen to be strongly standing up for the police in his public interactions and before the cameras to boost their morale, has given them an earful.
NSA Doval, who had headed the operations wing of Intelligence Bureau for a decade before heading the agency in 2004-05, is the first top officer of the security establishment to go on extensive rounds of the riot-affected areas.