Khajuri Khas violence: No arrests made, residents claim some have been detained

Residents had claimed that at least 10 people had been injured in the violence, but police had remained tight-lipped.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 2, 2015 2:41:35 am
Khajuri khas, delhi violence, community violence, community clash, cattlre hide, people injured, delhi cattle hide, delhi news, indian express During the violence, which lasted for almost 45 minutes, vehicles were set ablaze and some residents were reportedly attacked. (Praveen Khanna)

A day after violence broke out in northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area, police are yet to identify those who allegedly incited the violence, while an FIR has been registered against unidentified persons.

Residents had claimed that at least 10 people had been injured in the violence, but police had remained tight-lipped.

According to the police, at around 12.30 pm on Friday afternoon, a mob went on a rampage near the busy Khajuri Khas chowk. They allegedly set vehicles on fire, blocked traffic and attacked some residents. The crowd had earlier gathered near the local police station after a truck, allegedly transporting cattle hide, was impounded by the police.

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The driver of the truck has been arrested and a police case has been registered against him.

“So far, no arrests have been made over the violence that erupted on Friday. We have also not received any inputs from medical teams which inspected the alleged cattle hide,” said a police official.

However, some residents of a local colony claimed that some people had been detained for questioning.

The police had lodged two FIRs, including one in the case of alleged smuggling of cattle hide, under sections 295A (malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC.

The second FIR has been lodged under sections 147, 148 (rioting) 186C (obstructing public servant in discharge of duty) and 332, 333 (voluntarily causing hurt).

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