Key Accused in Jahangirpuri Violence Nabbed from West Bengal

Story Highlights
  • Prime accused Farid nabbed from Tamluk, West Bengal.
  • A history sheeter from Delhi's Jahangirpuri area.
  • The accused had fled the state post communal riots.

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday, 28 April arrested a prime accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case from West Bengal. The apprehending accused identified as Farid, had allegedly fled the spot after communal clashes broke out in the area. Since then, he had been moving from one place to another within West Bengal.

According to the police, the team was chasing him for the past two weeks. A number of hideouts were raided in Uttar Pradesh West and West Bengal. Several teams of special cell and Crime Branch who were deployed in West Bengal arrested him on Thursday from his aunt`s village Tamluk. He has six cases registered against him, including that of robbery, snatching, burglary and under the Arms Act, since 2010 and he is a history-sheeter in the Jahangirpuri area, they said.

“While scanning through footage of multiple CCTV cameras and mobile videos, Jaffar was seen roaming around with the crowd with a sword during the violence. Babuddin was found to be instigating the crowd during the violence. Both of them have been arrested based on digital evidence and technical surveillance,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying by the press.

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