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Delhi riots Highlights: 654 cases lodged, 1820 detained so far, says Police

Normalcy seems to be returning in the city with over 98 per cent attendance recorded in the class 12 board exam held in violence-affected areas during the day

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Delhi violence
Security personnel stands guard along a road following clashes over the new citizenship law, in Yamuna Vihar. PTI
A week after Delhi saw one of the worst spates of Communal violence, suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain was on Thursday arrested by the in the alleged killing of Intelligence Bureau staff Ankit Saxena. A court dismissed a plea by suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain seeking to surrender before it. 

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a review meeting with officials on several issues, including security. He also held a meeting with peace committees in northeast Delhi. The till Wednesday had registered 531 FIRs and arrested or detained 1,647 people in connection with the communal violence that claimed at least 42 lives.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the situation in the capital was fast returning to normal amid growing criticism from other countries. Law enforcement agencies doing their best to bring situation under control, MEA said in a media briefing.

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