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Delhi: Five injured in clash during march for Uri victims

While police have arrested four persons in connection with the incident, people from both groups said some outsiders were behind the incident.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi |
September 27, 2016 3:09:43 am

FIVE PERSONS were injured Monday after a clash broke out in Jahangirpuri between two groups during a candlelight march over the recent killing of army soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri. While police have arrested four persons in connection with the incident, people from both groups said some outsiders were behind the incident.

DCP (northwest) Vijay Singh told The Indian Express that four persons have been arrested. “A case under sections of rioting and attempt to murder has been registered at Jahangirpuri police station,” he said. He added that five persons, who received minor injuries, were discharged from hospital after treatment. The incident took place between 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm. According to eyewitnesses, as many as 100 residents of blocks C and D of Jahangirpuri were participating in the march.

An eyewitness said that when the group reached an intersection outside a government school, a few persons who were standing nearby began to raise “anti-national” slogans. Sunil, who was injured in the incident, told The Indian Express, “When I requested them to stop, they surrounded me and beat me up,” he said.

Mohan, another eyewitness said, “Both sides started to pelt stones at each other for half-an-hour. Somebody called police who reached the spot within a few minutes and stopped the groups. By then, at least 10 vehicles were damaged,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the family of members of those arrested said police have caught the wrong persons. The father of one of the accused said, “There was a marriage in my family yesterday (Sunday) night. My son had gone to give food to one of our relatives. Later, I heard police had picked up my son.”

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