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Security increased in NE Delhi for Friday prayers



Ahead of the Friday prayers, security has been increased in the violence affected areas of northeast Delhi. The Delhi Police, according to sources, have made a list of the mosques where the prayers are going to be held and accordingly additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed.

The police is also continuously interacting with the community leaders, and have identified elements, which can create trouble in the areas, as per a police source.

Delhi Police, which has been criticised for failing to control the violence, is now taking all precautionary measures to prevent the recurrence of any trouble in the area.

Not taking any chance, crime branch officials too have been deployed to maintain a vigil. IANS team found crime branch inspector Vinay Tyagi deployed in Mustafabad area on Thursday.

Rajan Bhagat, DCP Crime told IANS on Friday: "We are patrolling each street in the area for two main reasons. One is that we want to make sure that no family is stuck in fear in any house and second is to prevent people from assembling and rumour mongering. We want to remove the fear feeling from people's hearts. They should feel that there is nothing to fear about now."

(Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan can be contacted at [email protected])IANS

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