Two more held in Jahangirpuri violence

New Delhi, April 18 : Two more accused have been arrested in connection with the Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri violence, police said on Monday. The accused, identified as Sonu alias Imam alias Yunus (28), a resident of block C of Jahangirpuri area, has been nabbed by the Special Staff of the Delhi Police. Earlier in the day, Delhi Police Commissioner said total 23 people have been arrested out of them eight people have criminal record. More arrests are likely to be made after analysis of digital evidence, he had added. A purported video was being circulated on April 17, on social media showing a man (in blue Kurta) allegedly opening fire during the violence in the #Jahangirpuri area on Saturday, has been nabbed by Special Staff: Delhi Police One more accused, identified as Sheikh Hameed (36), a resident of C Block Jahangirpuri, has also been arrested. The accused is a scrap dealer. During the interrogation, he told the police that he had allegedly supplied bottles which were used for pelting during the violence, the police added. Meanwhile, a case under section 188 of the IPC was registered against organisers for carrying out a procession on Saturday evening in Jahangirpuri area without any permission. One of the organisers of this procession has joined the investigation. Further probe is underway, said a senior police official of Delhi Police, North-West Delhi. The other two processions which were carried out in Jahangirpuri area in the morning and afternoon had due permission, said Delhi Police. In the afternoon, in order to maintain peace and tranquility in the area, Aman Committee was organized by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, North West Delhi. Aman committee members were asked to appeal to their respective comm ties to maintain peace and harmony. They were assured of professional and fair investigation in the case. Earlier in the day, a fresh stone-pelting incident was reported in Jahangirpuri area, however, the Delhi Police said it was a minor incident. Legal action was being taken in this case. It is said that the incident happened when a woman was taken away for interrogation in connection with a clash in Jahangirpuri on Saturday. The recent media report of fresh stone-pelting is an exaggeration of facts. It was a minor, one-off incident. Legal action is being taken. One person has been detained, said Delhi Police. The Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana in a press conference held on Monday said that the investigation of the violence case has been given to Delhi Police Crime Branch and 14 teams of it have been working on the case. “The teams collect scientific evidence,” he added. “CCTV footage, social media posts and other digital evidence are being analysed by Delhi Police Special Cell,” said Asthana. Asthana said police investigation is based on evidence, “We are looking into every aspect. Till the situation normalises, the restrictions will be in place,” he added. Delhi Police along with CAPF personnel have been deployed in Jahangirpuri area and other sensitive areas across the National Capital, he said. CM GK

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