jahangirpuri: Heavy police deployment to continue in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri: Officials

The heavy deployment of security personnel in violence-hit Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi will continue till normalcy returns, officials said on Tuesday. Clashes broke out between two communities during Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri on Saturday, in which eight policemen and a local resident were injured.

According to the police, stone pelting and arson took place during the clashes and some vehicles were also torched.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had said on Monday that the presence of police personnel in sensitive areas, including Jahangirpuri, would continue till the situation normalises.

Speaking to a television news channel, Asthana had said, “We have deployed sufficient force not only in Jahangirpuri, but also in other areas. We will use technology for surveillance and monitoring the situation to ensure that Make sure that no untoward incident happens in future.

Meanwhile, the road in front of the mosque where the procession was allegedly attacked has been sealed off and the entire area has been cordoned off by the police.

The police have also put up tents near the barricades.

Over 500 police personnel and six companies of additional force have been deployed in the area round the clock.

A total of 80 tear gas guns and water cannons have been deployed. Drones are also being used for rooftop surveillance in sensitive areas, police said.

All senior officers have been directed to be present at the spot to avoid any untoward incident.

On Monday, a peace march was taken out by the police in Jahangirpuri area along with the members of the Aman Committee.

Police said the committee appealed to the people of the area to maintain peace and harmony, not to believe and spread rumors or misinformation, and to report mischievous activities.

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