New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday withdrew its statement linking the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal to the Jahangirpuri violence, according to Deccan Herald.
Bajrang Dal on Saturday, organised three processions to commemorate Hanuman jayanti in Jahangirpuri area of North West Delhi. According to local citizens, people in the processions were carrying arms including swords and tridents. Videos also showed some of them wielding guns and shouting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans. Violence broke out as soon as the third procession passed a mosque.
On Monday, the police had registered a FIR against the organisers for taking out a procession on April 16 evening without taking permission from authorities, according to PTI.
Earlier, Delhi Police arrested five people and apprehended one minor of the same family in connection with the April 16 Delhi Jahangirpuri violence.
A total of 23 people have been arrested and two juveniles apprehended so far in connection with the incident in which nine people, including eight police personnel and a civilian, were injured.
Clashes broke out between two groups after stone-pelting incidents were reported from the Jahangirpuri area in the national capital on Saturday evening during a procession last Saturday. Some people, including two policemen, have been injured.
(With ANI Inputs)