New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested one more person in the case of violence at Jahangirpuri on April 16, an official said on Thursday.
The latest arrestee, identified as Abdul alias Raja, was found involved in allegedly orchestrating violence and also provoking the crowd to resort to stone pelting during the Hanuman Jayanti procession.
"Accused Abdul's identity was revealed from the examination of CCTV footage. He was found actively involved in the violence," official sources said.
Severe communal clashes erupted at the Jahangirpuri area on April 16 during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in which nine people, including eight policemen were injured. The police has till now arrested 34 people and apprehended three juveniles while one of the arrested person's relatives was bound down for injuring a police Inspector by pelting stones at him.
The ongoing investigation into the communal clashes has revealed previous involvement of several accused in various criminal cases.
The focus of the probe is currently on the prime accused of the violence -- Md Ansar -- whose pictures of flaunting lavish lifestyle has even forced the Delhi Police to seek ED's help in the matter.
Addressing a high-level meeting here, the Chief Minister categorically said in case any incident of drug supply comes to his notice from any part of the state, then the concerned Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) or the Commissioner of Police (CP) would be held solely accountable.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usha Rangnani, said a PCR call was received at 6.15 a.m. on Wednesday at the Mahendra Park police station, in which the caller, Shiv Kumar, reported shattering of window panes of vehicles by some Muslim boys.
Addressing a gathering here to hand over appointment letters to 2,373 youths after launching a massive recruitment drive to fill 26,754 posts, he wished that such functions - to give appointment letters to the youths - should be held regularly.
As many as 60 members of search teams carried out the extensive search on Tuesday in some 40 km in which a shocking fact came to the fore that in order to distill the illicit liquor from 'lahan', the water used was the one which came from the sewage of industrial units of Ludhiana city.
The case will come up for final hearing on July 5 after the summer break. Additional Solicitor General Satya Pal Jain refuted the allegations of illegal detention and said not even a single officer was detained.