Medalal Meena, the Delhi Police Sub-Inspector injured in final evening’s violence throughout a spiritual procession, stated the police had initially separated the 2 communities when altercation broke out between them exterior a mosque in Jahangirpuri. The Hanuman Jayanti procession was made to go a technique and the Muslims one other however they got here nose to nose after some time and the police have been caught in between. Eight policemen and a civilian have been injured within the violence. Mr Meena was shot within the arm.
The police have arrested 14 males within the case to this point. Amongst them is Aslam, who, the police say, shot at Sub-Inspector Meena. A rustic-made pistol has been recovered from him.
One other man, Ansar, who began the quarrel, has additionally been arrested, the police stated.
Mr Meena stated he was on responsibility in the back of the procession however got here to the entrance when the altercation began. “An argument began on the entrance, I went there. It was a brawl. Then stone throwing began in entrance of mosque. However the workers separated the 2 teams.
The Hanuman Jayanti procession folks have been despatched to G block aspect. Then they reached Kushal Chowk from there. These coming from C block aspect have been stopped there. Then there was peace. However then extra crowd got here with rods and swords, and extra stone throwing began from amongst them. There have been girls gents and youngsters. Bullets have been fired too. I used to be hit in my hand,” he stated.
The Sub-Inspector, nevertheless, stated he couldn’t see who was the assailant. He additionally didn’t discover what triggered the battle and who began it.
In response to the First Data Report filed within the case, the rally was passing by a mosque when Ansar, allegedly began arguing with these collaborating within the rally.
The altercation quickly escalated and either side began throwing stones at one another, the FIR says.
A neighborhood resident, Noor Jahan, rejected allegations that the violence began from the mosque. This was the primary time arms have been wielded in a Hindu non secular rally within the space, she stated.
Final week, communal clashes broke out in 4 states – Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal – throughout the celebrations of Ram Navami, the competition which marks the start of Hindu God Ram.