Hanuman Jayanti: Clashes Break Out In Delhi; Amit Shah Orders Necessary Action

New Delhi: Clashes broke out between two communities in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Saturday as stones were pelted at a Hanuman Jayanti procession passing through the area.

A number of police personnel and local people were injured.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to top Delhi Police officers and directed them to take necessary action, according to PTI.

Police said that during the procession, a heated argument broke out between members of two communities, following which they got engaged in scuffle.

“Things escalated and both communities started pelting stones at each other. They damaged public property and torched some vehicles,” the Indian Express quoted a senior police officer as saying.

Senior officers rushed to the spot and additional forces were called in.

“Police tried to control the crowd during which several personnel got injured. The injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital where they are recuperating,” an officer said.

“Strict action will be taken against rioters. Citizens are requested to not to pay heed to rumours and fake news on social media,” tweeted Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana.

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