Delhi Violence LIVE updates: police officer killed after clashes, central forces helping policemen control the crowd

A senior police officer said the deceased agent, identified as Ratan Lal, was assigned to the office of the deputy police commissioner, Gokulpuri.

The police fired tear gas canisters and also resorted to a charge to disperse the protesters. According to officials, protesters damaged a fire tender after responding to a fire in the area.

The Delhi Metro closed the entrance and exit to Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur stations while restless calm prevailed in the area.

“The entry and exit of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed. Trains will not stop at these stations,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a tweet. The entrance and exit gates were also closed at the Jaffrabad metro station for over 24 hours.

Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal described the news of the violence as “very distressing”. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said he had instructed the Delhi police to ensure the maintenance of public order north-east of Delhi and that the situation is closely monitored.

Clashes broke out on Sunday evening between pro and anti-CAA groups near Jaffrabad after a large number of people protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) blocked a road, while similar sit-ins were launched in several other parts of the national capital.