BJP MP from northwest Delhi Hans Raj Hans visited the violence-stricken area of Jahangirpuri in the national capital early Sunday morning, where a clash erupted during a Shobha Yatra on Saturday. He said the Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah is tracking every minute.
“I couldn’t sleep, wanted to go see the situation for myself. The Union Minister of the Interior is also awake and keeps track of every minute,” said Mr Hans.
The BJP MP further said that the case will be revealed very soon and the culprit will be revealed.
“Many agencies and troops are working on the case… the case will be revealed very soon; who did it and what happened,” he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the violence and stone-throwing that erupted after a clash between two groups during Shobha Yatra in the Jahangirpuri area of the national capital.
“The case has been registered and the investigation has been launched… the police team on site immediately contained the situation during Shobha Yatra in Jahangirpuri and maintained peace and order. A few police officers were injured,” said the special commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Depender Pathak.
Two to three companies of Rapid Action Force personnel have been deployed in Jahangirpuri along with Delhi Police after the stone incident.
Mr Pathak said the situation is under full control and is now peaceful.
“The situation is fully under control; the atmosphere is peaceful. We are in constant contact with people and appeal to keep the peace and disregard rumours. There is a sufficient number of police officers on site for protection he added.
Meanwhile, heavy security forces were deployed in the Jahangirpuri area to maintain law and order.
Clashes erupted after rock-throwing incidents from the Jahangirpuri area on Saturday night during Shobha Yatra. Several vehicles were destroyed in the incident and police officers were injured.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also told ANI that the “situation is under control” and called on citizens “not to pay attention to rumors and fake news on social media”.
Police officials said they were attacked while trying to deal with the situation and stones were thrown at the procession.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, appealed to the people to keep the peace. “The country cannot move forward without peace, all people must maintain peace, law and order. If necessary there is an agency, there is the police, whose responsibility is there. It is the responsibility of the central government to create peace and order in Delhi,” he told reporters.
In addition, Interior Minister Amit Shah spoke to Mr Asthana and Mr Pathak about the violence in Jahangirpuri and asked them to maintain law and order, official sources said.
Mr Shah also took stock of the situation after the stone pelting in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri in a telephone conversation with both officers.
Officials said Mr Shah also ordered the officers to take strict action against the perpetrators.