New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday dialled Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, and called for strict action in the violence two days ago that rocked Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Hanuman Jayanti.
“The Home Minister was very categorical and asked them not to make any mistake while probing the matter,” a senior official from the Home Ministry, who did not wish to be named, said.
Three processions were taken out on Saturday to mark Hanuman Jayanti, Delhi Police said. Trouble broke out during the third procession, for which no permission had been granted.
“They just had submitted an application to the police station and we had not given any permission but still they took out a procession,” a senior officer said.
The police have registered a case under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, which is bailable offence.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said a search is on for all the accused. “23 people have been arrested. They are from both communities. Action will be taken against any person found guilty irrespective of their class, creed, community and religion,” Asthana told reporters. (NDTV)