Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Monday said several firearms and swords had been arrested from the accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case. Here’s what else he said about the police investigation into the incident.
Delhi Police personnel keep vigil in Jahangirpuri to prevent further violence. (PTI)
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said 23 people have been arrested so far in connection with the violence that broke out in the national capital’s Jahangirpuri area last week.
Rakesh Asthana said the violence was sparked by a minor argument between the two groups and that the police are still examining CCTV footage to identify those involved.
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Rakesh Asthana was speaking about the violence that erupted in the Jahangirpuri area during a Hanuman Jayanti procession. Here’s what he said:
1. Twenty-three people were arrested in connection with the incident. Three firearms and five swords were also recovered.
2. The case has been handed over to the Crime Branch. It is investigating all angles along with the Forensic Science laboratory, which is examining evidence found on the spot.
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3. The Delhi Police is monitoring social media posts to detect misinformation and will take action against those who spread fake news. Cops are also examining digital evidence from social media.
4. The probe will be unbiased. We will act against all involved, irrespective of caste, class, and religion. So far, 23 people have been arrested. Reports of people trying to put up a flag are baseless.
5. The Hanuman Jayanti procession was on a designated route. Before this, two other processions had gone by peacefully.