Police failed to stop Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri, their complicity needs to be probed: Court

Participants openly brandishing pistol during Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri.

By Muslim Mirror Staff

A Delhi court has observed that the police failed to stop the “illegal” procession carried out by Hindutva groups in Jahangirpuri on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on 16 April. It added that the police’s complicity needs to be probed.


“The liability on the part of the concerned officials needs to be fixed so that in future no such incident takes place,” Additional Sessions Judge Gagandeep Singh of Rohini Courts said.

The court said the procession, which led to a communal clash in the neigbourhood, was “illegal having no prior permission from police. Despite that, the police accompanied the processions instead of stopping it.

“It appears that local police instead of performing their duty in stopping the said illegal procession in the beginning itself and dispersing the crowd , was accompanying them to the entire route which later on led to unfortunate riots between the two communities.” it added.

The court further bail to eight Muslim men arrested in connection with the said clash. 


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