The police put up barricades to control the violence but the situation worsened rapidly.
Multiple shops, small stores as well as vehicles like cars and auto rickshaws were set on fire.
According to a senior police officer, around 150 people have been injured in the violence.
Home Minister Amit Shah directed officials to restore normalcy and also met CM Arvind Kejriwal.
After meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said ‘The police will be sent wherever they are needed’
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal instructed the police commissioner to maintain law and order in the national capital in the wake of violence during clashes in northeast Delhi.
The violence happened at a time when US President Donald Trump and his family are on a two-day visit to India
According to the reports, Section 144 has been imposed in all 10 districts of North East Delhi.