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Delhi riots toll rises to 38 as bodies are found in drains

Delhi Police has arrested over 130 people, detained over 400 and registered 48 FIRs.

With more bodies being recovered from drains and people in hospitals dying of injuries, the death toll in the north-east Delhi communal riots rose to 38 on Thursday.

However, no incident of violence has been reported since Tuesday night and life is slowly returning to normal. Prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 will be relaxed for 10 hours on Friday in view of the improvement in the ground situation.

It has also booked Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain and his associates in the case of murder of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma. He is yet to be arrested.

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