Jahangirpuri violence: Stone pelted on crime branch investigating team, one arrested

Jahangirpuri violence stone pelted at investigating team

New Delhi: Jahangirpuri violence: Heavy police forces are deployed in Jahangirpuri after the incident of violence on Hanuman Jayanti in the national capital Delhi. Stone were pelted in Jahangirpuri's C-Block, on the Delhi Police Crime Branch team, which went for investigation. Police and RAF are deployed on the spot. However, Delhi Police said that there is an exaggeration of facts in the recent media reports of fresh stone-pelting. It was a minor, one-off incident and due legal action is being taken. One person has been arrested regarding the incident.

Giving information, Delhi North-West District DCP said that on April 17, a video was being circulated in the social media in which a person (in a blue kurta) was firing during the violence in the Jahangirpuri area on April 16. The police team is searching his house on CD Park Road. Speaking on the Jahangirpuri violence, the DCP further said that his family members pelted stones in retaliation, and action is being taken. One person has been taken into custody. The situation is completely under control.

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At the same time, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said that those who were present at the back of the procession had a confrontation with the people standing there and stone pelting started, 9 people were injured, including 8 police officers. So far 23 people have been arrested in the case. The video footage of social media is being investigated. Rakesh Asthana said that some people are trying to disturb peace through social media. We are keeping a close watch on social media and legal action will be taken against those spreading misinformation. Do not pay attention to the rumours.

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Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana further said that efforts are being made to maintain peace in the sensitive areas in collaboration with the Aman Committee. Action will be taken against people of any class, creed, community and religion if found guilty. At the same time, in a program, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi said that behind the riots there is a conspiracy of those people who want to increase enmity by creating such feelings by breaking rules. Police are investigating the case and the media will be informed after the full investigation. He said action will be taken against the criminals as per the law and no one will be spared.

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