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Jahangirpuri clashes: Police say nobody involved will be spared irrespective of class, religion

Cop investigation team attacked by family of man who opened fire in the violence, say officials
Rakesh Asthana
Rakesh Asthana
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 18.04.22, 01:48 PM

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana Monday said 23 people from both communities have been arrested so far in connection with the Jahangirpuri violence, and asserted that those involved will not be spared irrespective of class, creed or religion. The city police chief also denied claims that attempts were made to hoist saffron flags at a local mosque in Jahangirpuri during the Hanuman Jayanti procession.

He told a press conference here that some people were trying to spread rumours on social media to keep the situation tense, and appealed to people to ignore them. The investigation into the Saturday clashes has been handed over to the Crime Branch and 14 teams have been formed to take it forward, he said, adding four forensics teams also visited the spot to gather evidence.

A Delhi Police investigation team came under attack on Monday when it went to the house of a man who was seen firing a gunshot during clashes in Jahangirpuri, officials said

One of the purported videos of the violence on Saturday showed a man in blue shirt opening fire during the clashes in Jahangirpuri.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said a police team of northwest district had gone to the suspect's house in CD Park Road for a search and examination of his family members.

"His family members pelted two stones on the police team. Legal action is being taken. One person has been detained. Situation is completely under control now," she said.

The probe will cover all angles through analysis of CCTV footage and digital inputs, he said  A Delhi Police investigation team came under a "minor" attack on Monday when it went to the house of a man who was seen firing a gunshot during violence in Jahangirpuri, officials said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said a northwest district police team had gone to the suspect's house in CD Park Road for a search and examination of his family members.

"His family members pelted two stones at the police team. Legal action is being taken. One person has been detained in this case. The situation is completely under control now," she said.

In a purported video of the Saturday violence, the man, wearing a blue shirt, was seen opening fire during the clashes that had erupted when a Hanuman jayanti procession was passing through localities in Jahangirpuri.

"Media reports about fresh stone-pelting (on Monday) is an exaggeration of facts. It was a minor, one-off incident. Legal action is being taken," Rangnani added.

 

 



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