Anti-encroachment drive: After Jahangirpuri, Shaheen Bagh, bulldozers reach Delhi's New Friends Colony

JCB bulldozers were employed to demolish all illegally constructed temporary structures in New Friends Colony.

Bulldozers brought to New Friends Colony area of Delhi

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Bulldozers brought to New Friends Colony area of Delhi

Demolition drive underway at New Friends Colony by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in Delhi.  (Image credit ANI)

Delhi Police along with para-military force deployed to handle the demolition drive

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Delhi Police along with para-military force deployed to handle the demolition drive

The police force along with para-military personnel were deployed in adequate numbers to handle any untoward situation. The police personnel could also be seen atop the buildings to keep an eye over the unsocial elements and prevent any stone pelting.  (Image credit ANI)

'Drive against encroachment will continue': SDMC Central Zone Chairman

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'Drive against encroachment will continue': SDMC Central Zone Chairman

"Our enforcement teams along with adequate police force and equipment such as bulldozers and trucks have started removing illegally set up kiosks, temporary structures, shanties or shops from near Baudha Dharma Temple, Gurudwara Road and nearby areas in New Friends Colony. Our drive against encroachment will continue," SDMC's Central Zone Chairman Rajpal Singh told PTI.  (Image credit ANI)

Delhi Bulldozer drive: Anti-encroachment demolitions in Mangolpuri

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Delhi Bulldozer drive: Anti-encroachment demolitions in Mangolpuri

"A stretch of about 500 metres was cleared of encroachment on streets and pavements in Y block of Mangolpuri. Street vendors and grocery sellers had put up illegal temporary structures which were removed as part of a routine drive," a senior NDMC official said.  (Image credit ANI)

People protest in Shaheen Bagh against anti-encroachment

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People protest in Shaheen Bagh against anti-encroachment

SDMC's drive in Shaheen Bagh had witnessed people protesting in large numbers against the action and a complaint was also registered against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for "obstructing" the drive.  (Image credit ANI)

Supreme court's refusal to intervene demolition drive at Shaheen Bagh

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Supreme court's refusal to intervene demolition drive at Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court had also refused to entertain a plea filed by the CPI(M) against the demolition drive at Shaheen Bagh, saying it cannot interfere in the matter at the instance of a political party.  (Image credit ANI)

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