Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik briefs Amit Shah on communal clashes in Chandni Chowk

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday summoned the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to discuss the communal clashes in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.

The area remains tense after violence erupted on Sunday that began with a parking dispute and led to the vandalism of a temple. Soon after the meeting Patnaik said, “It was a general briefing about the Hauz Qazi incident and how the situation is. The situation is well under control now.”

“We have the CCTV footage. These are a group of criminals… we are analysing the footage and all those involved will face action,” he added. Until now the Delhi police have arrested four people involved with the incident.

Over 1,000 security personnel which include the Delhi Police and Central Reserve Police Force were posted in the area amid lingering tensions. Shops in the area have been shut and the residents held a peace march.

How the communal clashes start in Chandni Chowk?

Sanjeev Gupta a fruit seller had an argument with  Aas Mohammad on Sunday, who parked his car outside his home. As the argument escalated, Aas Mohammad allegedly brought people with him and attacked the house of Sanjeev Gupta, who later called the police.

As Aas Mohammad was called for questioning, a group demanded his release outside the police station. The group later attacked a temple in the neighbourhood and vandalised statues.

On Tuesday, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the area and said, “It is very unfortunate and painful. The kind of things done to the temple is unforgivable.”

Source : Various