Delhi: Another stone-pelting incident in Jahangirpuri, 2 arrested

New Delhi: 

Incidents of stone-pelting came to light in the Jahangirpuri area of Delhi on Tuesday night. According to reports, a clash was reported between two groups in the J block area of Jahangirpuri. 

However, the police have denied any communal angle of the incident.

The violence followed a dispute between the two groups, which resulted in a major dispute. After this both sides started throwing stones at each other. CCTV footage shows people running and throwing stones at each other, while some vehicles were damaged in the stone pelting incidents.

The Delhi Police sent more personnel to



to control the situation and prevent any further violence. Vishal and Viru, two residents of Janahagirpuri, have been arrested by the police.

DCP North West Usha Rangnani informed that an incident of quarrel and stone pelting has come to light in PS Mahendra Park. A young man has been identified as Zaheer and his friend, who came looking for two boys for an argument two days ago. They were allegedly drunk and pelted with stones, damaging the windows of three vehicles.

The police have refused to give the fight a communal color, as both groups belong to the same community. DCP North West Usha Ranganani said that no one was injured in the incident. Police detained some people who were throwing stones. Police force is deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident.

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There were communal clashes during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on April 16 in Jahangirpuri, in which nine people, including eight policemen, were injured. Mohammed Ansar was the main accused in the violence case. Violent clashes were reported from C block area of Jahangirpuri. The police have arrested about 40 people so far in this case.

A special cell of the Delhi Police investigating the Jahangiruri violence case had arrested a key accused in the April 16 communal clashes at Jahangirpuri in Tamluk in East Midnapore district of West Bengal from his relative’s house. The accused has been identified as Farid alias Neelu.

Reports said that the Central Investigation Agencies were investigating the alleged role of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the Jahangirpuri communal violence. Following the violent clashes, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North DMC) launched an anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, but it was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order.

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