Delhi: 8 Cops Among 9 Injured In Jahangirpuri Hanuman Jayanti Rally Clash

New Delhi: On Saturday Night in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, where Hanuman Jayanti celebrations were going on, members of two communities clashed. Stones were allegedly thrown at Hanuman Jayanti procession.

In the incident eight police personnel and a civilian were injured, police sources said.

According to NDTV report, 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.

In connection with stone-pelting and violence, police has taken 10 people in custody. Police has said that after examining CCTV footage and videos that went viral on social media more suspects have been identified. Police is trying to trace them.

Police have registered a case under sections relating to rioting, attempt to murder and Arms Act. For investigating the matter, ten teams of officiers from Crime Branch and Special Cell have been formed.

According to police, preliminary investigation into the violence points to a conspiracy angle.

After this incident, last night police kept an eye on several sensitive areas. Rumours of tension in parts of North-east Delhi, which saw riots in 2020, were dismissed by Senior Police Officer Sanjay Sen. Police said there is peace and appealed to people not to believe rumours doing the rounds on social media.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said that the situation is being closely monitored. “Additional forces have been sent to troubled areas and senior officials have been asked to stay in their respective areas to monitor the situation and supervise patrolling,” he told NDTV.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Asthana and Delhi Police’s Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Dependra Pathak. He has asked them to handle the matter carefully. NDTV sources said a copy of the probe report will be sent to the Home Ministry too.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has condemned the stone-pelting. He has called for strict action to be taken against the culprits. “Appeal to everyone to hold each others’ hands and maintain peace,” he said on Twitter.

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