Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana visited the home of the deputy inspector, who suffered a bullet wound during the violence in Jahangirpuri, late Sunday and assured him of the department’s full support.
Sub-Inspector Meda Lal of Jahangirpuri Police Station was injured in the violent clashes that took place between two communities during a religious procession on the evening of April 16.
Mr Asthana inquired about Mr Lal’s well-being and said the entire force is proud of the courage he has shown at the scene of the violence.
CP Delhi visited Sub-Inspector Meda Lal of Jahangirpuri Police Station at his residence and inquired about his well-being. CP, Delhi informed SI Meda Lal that the entire force is proud of his bravery and devotion to duty, which helped to quickly master the unruly crowd,” said a statement from Delhi Police.
“He assured him of all possible support and assistance from the ministry during these testing times,” the statement added.
Another accused has been arrested in connection with clashes that broke out on Saturday in the Jahangirpuri area of Delhi, bringing the total number of arrests so far to 21.
Two minors have also been arrested in connection with the incident in which nine people were injured, including eight police officers and a civilian.
“Another suspect has been arrested in connection with the violence case in Jahangirpuri. He was previously found to have been involved in a robbery and attempted murder under the Jahangirpuri Police Station,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North-West, Usha Rangnani said .
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police Department and the District Police are jointly investigating the incident, said Ravindra Yadav, Special Commissioner of Police, Crime Department.
Of the 20 suspects in the case, 14 were brought before the Rohini court on Sunday, which sent two main suspects – Ansar and Aslam – to the police for a day. The remaining 12 were detained for 14 days.