Violence At Hanuman Jayanti Rally In Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, Delhi Police Says Situation Under Control


New Delhi: A fresh violence on Saturday broke out during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in Delhi’s Jahangir Puri area. As per preliminary reports, several vehicles were vandalised by miscreants, and police personnel were also injured in the incident.Also Read – Jahangirpuri Violence: What Led to The Clash During Hanuman Jayanti Procession | Explained

Reports also suggested that an incident of stone-pelting was reported between two communities while a Hanuman Jayanti procession was out in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. The injured have been admitted to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital from Jahangirpuri and are undergoing treatment. However, Delhi Police said the situation has been brought under control. Also Read – Anurag Thakur Slams Kejriwal For Jahangirpuri Violence, Says Unable To Run Delhi Govt, Puts Blame On Others

In the meantime, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to two top Delhi Police officers on the matter and directed them to take necessary action. He spoke to the Commissioner of Police and Special Commissioner (law and order) and directed them to take all necessary steps following the Jahangirpuri violence. Also Read – Jahangirpuri Violence: UP Police Deploys Additional Security Forces In Areas Adjoining Delhi

The Delhi Police has also deployed adequate security personnel including senior officers to control the situation. The security force also apprised the top functionaries of the Union Home Ministry about the incident.

Giving further details, Delhi Police CP Rakesh Asthana told news agency ANI that the situation is under control. “We’ve deployed additional force where the incident took place, along with this, special deployment is done in sensitive areas all across Delhi. Two policemen were injured, we will take strict action against accused,” he added.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged everyone to maintain peace as the country cannot progress without it. “The Central government has the responsibility to maintain peace in the national capital; appeal to people to maintain peace,” Kejriwal said.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal condemned the incidents of violence and stone-pelting in the national capital and termed it ‘unfortunate. He said none behind these activities will be spared. He also took stock of the situation along with CP, Delhi and has appealed to the people to maintain peace.

He has directed that all possible help be provided to the injured Police personnel apart from civilians who suffered injuries in the scuffle. LG also spoke to the Delhi CM.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Kapil Mishra termed the incident as a ‘terrorist act’. “The settlement of Bangladeshi infiltrators is now daring to attack the citizens of India.” he wrote on Twitter.

BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir has condemned the stone-pelting incident and called it sad and said it is against the thinking of Delhi and the culture of Delhi. “I appeal to all the people to maintain peace and the culprits should be punished severely:,” Gautam Gambhir said on Twitter.

The violent clash broke out between members of two communities in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area after stones were allegedly pelted at a Hanuman Jayanti procession called ‘Shobha Yatra’. However, no civilian has been reported injured in the incident.