New Delhi, Apr 16: Violence broke out in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday as stones were pelted at a procession taken out on Hanuman Jayanti.
”A clash broke out between two communities. But we have deployed adequate forces and senior officers are also at the spot. The situation is being brought under control now,” said a senior police officer.
“The situation is under control. We are trying to create a peaceful environment by holding talks with peace committees and appeal to everyone to maintain peace,” Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police, Law & Order.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Delhi Commissioner of Police and Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) over the Jahangirpuri incident and asked them to maintain law and order.
“Situation is under control. We’ve deployed additional force where the incident took place, alongwith this, special deployment is done in sensitive areas all across Delhi. Two policemen were injured, we will take strict action against accused,” Delhi Police CP Rakesh Asthana to ANI.
“I appeal to everyone to maintain peace as the country can not progress without it. Central govt has the responsibility to maintain peace in the national capital; appeal to people to maintain peace,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on clash in Jahangirpuri.
Story first published: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 21:17 [IST]