14 Arrested As Police Probes Delhi’s Jahangirpuri Case

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  • There was stone-pelting and some vehicles were set on fire after clash broke between 2 communities.
  • 8 police personnel were injured and a civilian was also hurt.
  • HM Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner and asked them to maintain law and order.

New Delhi: The security arrangements in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area were placed on high alert early Sunday morning following the communal violence that occurred between 2 groups of people resulting in several injuries, including Delhi Police personnel. 9 people, including 8 police personnel and a civilian, were injured in the stone-pelting and the clash that followed.

Among those injured is Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Medhalal Meena. He has suffered a bullet injury in his hand and how he was shot is not yet known. His condition is stable, police said. Police have arrested 14 people in connection with the stone-pelting and the violence. Police sources said more suspects have been identified using CCTV footage and videos on social media and efforts are underway to arrest them.

Police have registered a case under sections relating to rioting, attempt to murder and Arms Act. Ten teams of officers from the Crime Branch and Special Cell have been formed to investigate the matter. Police sources said a preliminary investigation into the violence points to a conspiracy angle. Last night, police kept vigil in several sensitive areas.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana yesterday said that the situation is being closely monitored. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Mr Asthana and Delhi Police’s Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Dependra Pathak, and asked them to handle the matter sensitively. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has condemned the stone-pelting and called for action against those involved. “Appeal to everyone to hold each others’ hands and maintain peace,” he said on Twitter.

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