Four teams of medical examiners examine the place; Aman committee meeting held to keep peace, Delhi police say

In a latest update on the Jahangirpuri violence, Delhi CP Rakesh Asthana said on Monday that four teams of medical examiners examined the place today. A total of 14 police teams are investigating the case from different angles.

“The investigation is in its initial phase and a total of 21 people have been arrested and others are in pre-trial detention,” CP Asthana added.

Following reports that flags have been erected at a mosque, Rakesh Asthana said: “We are monitoring social media closely and legal action will be taken against those who spread false information.”

Meanwhile, DCP North West Usha Rangnani said In order to maintain peace and tranquility in the area, an Aman committee meeting was held at Jahangirpuri police station at 1.30pm today.

“All members were urged to call on their respective communities to maintain harmony and disregard rumours,” DCP added.

Today, bricks were reportedly thrown at the Delhi Crime Police team at Block C of Jahangirpuri, where they were investigating the violent case.

The Rapid Action Force and police have been deployed to the violence-hit Jahangirpuri area. Earlier on Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said police were monitoring social media to curb the spread of misinformation following the violence that erupted in the Jahangirpuri area, while also saying that action will be taken against the culprits who attempt to disturb the peace.

Police also refuted all allegations that the investigation into the communal violence would be one-sided and only members of a particular community would be targeted.

During the investigation, if we obtain evidence against a person, we will take action and arrest them, regardless of their class, creed, community and religion. We do not discriminate against anyone. The 23 people arrested so far are from both communities,” the commissioner said during a press briefing.

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Posted: Monday April 18th 2022, 4:11 PM IST

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