Delhi

Trilokpuri tense but no fresh clashes reported

The police have detained around 70 people while Section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed in the area following late Thursday’s clash.

The police have detained around 70 people while Section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed in the area following late Thursday’s clash.   | Photo Credit: Arrangement

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Police have detained around 70 people while Section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed in the area.



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

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

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 on Friday pelted stones at each other. After a brief period of calm, clashes erupted again and five people were shot on 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 (RAF) and CRPF personnel along with over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles have been stationed in the area.

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