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Delhi's Jahangirpuri sees fresh stone pelting incident, one detained

Jahangirpuri area in Delhi reported a fresh incident today as stones were hurled at the cops who have been deployed to the area following violence during Hanuman Jayanti procession.

The Delhi Police commissioner also said that no attempt was made to hoist a saffron flag at a mosque during the Hanuman Jayanti procession.
The Delhi Police commissioner also said that no attempt was made to hoist a saffron flag at a mosque during the Hanuman Jayanti procession. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@arbabali_jmi

The fresh violence erupted minutes after Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana briefed the media on the Jahangirpuri incident.

DCP, North West Delhi said that it was "a minor, one-off incident".

"Legal action is being taken. One person has been detained," Delhi Police said.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Police chief Rakesh Asthana informed that 23 accused have been arrested so far in the case.

"9 people including police personnel and one civilian received injuries during the incident. Analysis of CCTV footage and digital media is being done," he said in a press conference.

"Some people are trying to disturb peace through the medium of social media. We are monitoring social media closely, and legal action will be taken against those who are found spreading misinformation. The public should not pay heed to rumors," Asthana added.

The Delhi Police commissioner also said that no attempt was made to hoist a saffron flag at a mosque during the Hanuman Jayanti procession.

Some people are trying to disturb peace through the medium of social media. We are monitoring social media closely, and legal action will be taken against those who are found spreading misinformation. Public should not pay heed to rumours: Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana pic.twitter.com/qNkzWepVf7

The media briefing came two days after a clash broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in the national capital's Jahangirpuri area. There was stone-pelting and arson during the clashes between two communities and some vehicles were also torched.

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