A police constable was killed and a deputy commissioner of police was injured as clashes broke out between pro- and anti-Citizenship Act demonstrators for the second consecutive day in North East Delhi on Monday. Stone pelting and arson were reported, with two shops being set on fire in Maujpur area.

Police said the violence was reported from Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur areas of North East district. The Jaffrabad metro station has been closed since Sunday morning, and the Maujpur-Babarpur station since Sunday evening, for security reasons. Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Babarpur are located in North East Delhi, less than 15 km from the city’s centre.

Trouble had started on Sunday after local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra decided to hold a rally in Jaffrabad in favour of the amended citizenship law. He asked the police to remove the anti-CAA protestors within three days.
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