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Delhi Violence: 167 FIRs Registered, 885 People Arrested or Detained, Say Police

File photo of a car burnt during the riots in Delhi.

File photo of a car burnt during the riots in Delhi.

The Delhi police have lodged 13 cases for provocative social media posts on various sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered 167 FIRs and arrested or detained 885 people in connection with the northeast Delhi violence, a senior officer said on Saturday. Thirty-six of the cases were registered under the Arms Act, they said.

The police have lodged 13 cases for provocative social media posts on various sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Several social media accounts and web links involved in circulation of unlawful, offensive content have been suspended through the platforms concerned, the senior police officer said.

Advisories on social and print media have been issued to sensitise people about responsible usage of online platforms. People have also been advised to maintain restraint while using social media platforms, police said.

The death toll in the communal violence has gone up to 42. More than 250 people have been injured in the clashes.