Delhi’s Trilokpuri tense but no fresh clashes reported

New Delhi, Oct 26 :

East Delhi’s Trilokpuri area remained tense but no fresh violence was reported, police said Sunday, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ajay Kumar told IANS: “The situation is tense but under control. No fresh violence or clashes have been reported from the area.”

The police have detained around 70 people while section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed in the area following late Thursday’s clash between two communities over Diwali rituals in Trilokpuri’s B-Block.

The two groups of people pelted stones at each other Friday. After a brief period of calm, clashes erupted again and five people were shot at Saturday evening.

Police said 14 people, including 13 police personnel, were injured in the stone pelting. They were admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri and the Guru Teg Bahadur hospitals in east Delhi.

Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force personnel have been deployed in the area.

Senior officers have also been stationed in the police stations there.

Over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles have been stationed in the area and police combing is on.

The Intelligence Bureau and other agencies are also keeping a watch on the situation.

A few days ago, intelligence agencies had warned states of the possibility of communal clashes during the festival season.


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