Prime Accused in Jahangirpuri Violence Nabbed

Story Highlights
  • Prime accused Ansar and Aslam arrested.
  • Security intensified around the C-block of Jahagirpuri in North West Delhi.
  • So far 24 arrested in the violence.

New Delhi: In a major feat today, the Delhi Police successfully nabbed the prime accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case Aslam and Ansar.

According to sources, the police have begun interogation and submitted a detailed report to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The report disclosed details on the teams formed and arrests sought. It also furnished details about permissions given and not given to procession parties and details about juveniles arrested.

Currently, the police are awaiting call records of Ansar to probe whether he orchestrated the clashes or acted on someone’s instructions.20 teams of the crime branch are reviewing video footage to catch the accused who were part of the clashes.In view of security, the police have divided the violence-hit area into five sectors. One Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police level officer each has been assigned to these sectors.

So far, 24 including a woman and two minors. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said a search is on for all the accused. “23 people have been arrested. They are from both communities. Action will be taken against any person found guilty irrespective of their class, creed, community and religion,” he told reporters yesterday.

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