New Delhi, April 16 (IANS): Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said on Saturday evening that the situation was under control in the Jahangirpuri area of northwest Delhi, where violent clashes broke out after stones were allegedly thrown during a a procession of Hanuman Jayanti.
“In today’s incident in the North Western District, the situation is under control. Adequate additional forces have been deployed in Jahangirpuri and other sensitive areas,” Asthana said.
He further informed that senior officers have been instructed to stay on the ground and closely monitor the public order situation and undertake patrols.
Strict action will be taken against the culprits, he said.
“Citizens are requested not to pay attention to any rumors or false news on social media,” Asthana said.
Although full details of the incident are not yet known, sources said violence erupted after there were rocks thrown at a ‘Shobha Yatra’ released in the area.
A fire department official told IANS they received several calls in the evening about an arson attack in the area.
“We cannot respond to such requests, but at 6:43 p.m., we received a call about a fire at a store in Jahangirpuri area, after which two firefighters were immediately put on duty,” the official said.
The injured were transferred to Babu Jagjeevan Ram Hospital.