Inidan Homje Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Delhi police and home ministry officials to review the security situation in the national Capital after violence broke out at farmers' rally in several areas.
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla met Shah and briefed him about the prevailing situation in the national capital and the steps being taken by the Delhi Police to maintain peace, an official told news agency PTI.
The meeting comes in the wake of violence that was witnessed after police and the agitating farmers clashed with each other. A farmer was killed after his tractor turned over, allegedly after police fired at it. Several police officials were injured and were taken to hospital following the clashes.
Earlier, the home ministry ordered suspension of internet services for 12 hours at five border points of Delhi to ensure public safety. The telecom services were suspended at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi areas of Delhi. Even the adjoining areas of these five protest hubs will witness temporary suspension of internet services, the order stated.
Hundreds of farmers took out a Republic Day tractor rally to protest against the three contentious farm laws that the Centre passed in September last year.