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Jahangirpuri violence: Get bulldozers, says Delhi BJP chief; MCD seeks police help for ‘drive’

The Assistant Commissioner, Civil Lines Zone of North MCD, in the letter, has requested 400 police personnel, “including lady police/outer force for maintaining law and order during the encroachment removal action on April 20 and 21”.

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi |
Updated: April 20, 2022 7:14:57 am
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AN official of the BJP-controlled North Delhi Municipal Corporation Tuesday wrote to the North West DCP demanding security for an anti-encroachment drive on Wednesday and Thursday in Jahangirpuri which was rocked by communal clashes on Hanuman Jayanti.

The Assistant Commissioner, Civil Lines Zone of North MCD, in the letter, has requested 400 police personnel, “including lady police/outer force for maintaining law and order during the encroachment removal action on April 20 and 21”.

Permission was also sought for Tuesday but the drive could not be carried out since police did not make personnel available, said North MCD Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh. He said they are hopeful of getting police support on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta wrote to the North MCD Mayor, demanding identification and demolition of “illegal encroachment” and construction by those arrested in the Jahangirpuri violence.

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“As you are aware, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, there was a shobha yatra taken out in Jahangirpuri. Some anti-social elements and rioters pelted stones on it,” he said in a letter which was also addressed to the North MCD Commissioner.

“These anti-social elements and rioters have the support of local AAP MLA and councillor and as a result these people have done large-scale encroachment,” he alleged. “Therefore, illegal encroachment done by these rioters should be identified and there should be bulldozers run over it.”

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