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Jahangirpuri Clash: Court Sends Gunman Seen in Video to 4 Days of Police Custody

The 28-year-old man was arrested by the police on Monday after being seen purportedly firing a gun in a video.

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The 28-year-old man who was arrested by the police on Monday after being seen purportedly firing a gun in a video of the violence in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, was sent to four days of police custody by the city's Rohini court on Tuesday, 19 April, news agency ANI reported.

The violence had taken place during a Hanuman Jayanti procession.

The police had identified him as Imam (aka Sonu and Yunus) with the help of local intelligence.

"Acting upon an input, he was apprehended today on 18/04/22 by Special Staff of North-West District from Mangal Bazaar road, and one sophisticated pistol was recovered from his possession," the police had said.
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"A case vide FIR No. 444/22 dated 18.04.2022 u/s 25 Arms Act has been registered in this regard," the police added.

The police said that the accused disclosed that he had fired his pistol near Kushal Chowk during the incident on Saturday. Further interrogation of the accused and investigation in the case is in progress, the police added.

Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (SCP), Law and Order, Delhi Police, said that the situation is peaceful in Jahangirpuri, adding that talks have been held with Aman Committee. He further said that the investigation, which is in its initial phase, is taking place in a fair manner, reported news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a person named 'Gulli' for allegedly giving a pistol to an accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case, police said. 25-year-old Dilshad is also among Tuesday's arrests, which takes the total number nabbed to 27, including two juveniles who had been apprehended earlier.

No Permission for Jahangirpuri Shobha Yatra, FIR Filed

Meanwhile, the Shobha Yatra that led to communal clashes on 16 April was carried out without due permission, the police said on Monday, 18 April.

An FIR has been registered against the organisers of the procession, and one person has "joined the investigation," the police said.

When asked why police personnel were present while the procession was going on, despite the police claiming that they had not given permission for the rally, SCP Pathak said on Tuesday, "Police has a very focused role of maintaining law and order. If any situation erupts, or if any kind of congregation is there and the situation is sensitive, then we have to see to it that the situation does not worsen."

Emphasising that this was the only reason for adequate police officers being there to provide cover, he said that the police were very successful in containing the situation in "minimum possible time with almost no injuries."

On Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said that action would be taken against those involved, irrespective of their class, creed, or community.

DCP Northwest Usha Rangani had earlier stated that nine persons, including eight police personnel and one civilian, were injured and being treated in a hospital. One sub-inspector, named Meda Lal, who sustained a bullet injury, is in a stable condition, she added.

Earlier on Monday, stones were pelted at a Crime Branch team in Jahangirpuri by the family members of a suspect, the police said. One person was detained for the same.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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