Fresh stone pelting in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, one detained

Delhi Police personnel near stone pelting site in Jahangirpuri

New Delhi: A fresh stone pelting was reported in Jahangirpuri area of Delhi on Monday afternoon, two days after clashes broke out in the area during a Shobha Yatra on Hanuman Jayanti, the police said.

Stones and bricks were thrown from a roof, close to the site of Saturday’s clash and the Police and Rapid Action Force officials blocked off the area after the incident. DCP (northwest) Usha Rangrani said one person had been detained, The Indian Express reported.

“A video was being circulated on Sunday on social media showing a man (in blue kurta) opening fire during the riot in the Jahangirpuri area on April 16. A Police team from the northwest district had gone to his house in CD Park Road to look for him and to question his family members. The family members pelted two stones on them in retaliation. Legal action is being taken. One person has been detained and the situation is completely under control now,” the report quoted DCP as saying.

The report said entry to the road was blocked off by police, RAF and CRP following the incident in the afternoon. There’s also heavy security deployment, including RAF and CRP in riot gear, in and around Kushal Chowk.

The stones were thrown near the entry of the narrow lane in which the family’s home is located. Following this, police sealed entry into the lane and sealed the main road with barricades.

So far, 23 people have been arrested and two juveniles have been apprehended for their involvement in the riots, the report added.


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