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Delhi News Highlights: National capital records 517 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths – The Indian Express

Delhi News Highlights: Delhi continued to witness a spike in Covid-19 cases reporting 517 new cases on Sunday as against 461 cases detected on Saturday. However, its positivity rate dipped slightly to 4.21 per cent from 5.33 per cent the day before. No deaths due to Covid-19 was recorded on Sunday.
Hours after communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a Shobha Yatra organised to mark Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday, the Delhi Police have arrested 14 people on the charges of rioting. One of the accused who opened fire is among those arrested. Pistol used in the commission of crime has been recovered from his possession. Further investigation is in progress, according to the police.
A minor fire broke out inside Uphaar Cinema on Sunday morning. The fire department received a call at 4.46 am and nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused within two hours.
 
Delhi continued to witness a spike in Covid-19 cases reporting 517 new cases on Sunday as against 461 cases detected on Saturday. However, its positivity rate dipped slightly from to 4.21 per cent from 5.33 per cent the day before. No deaths due to Covid-19 was recorded on Sunday.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Sunday sought registration of an FIR against those who allegedly involved children during the violence in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri a day before. In a letter to the Delhi police commissioner, the NCPCR said many children can be seen pelting stones and also seen as part of the mob that started the violence. The Commission noted that use of children is a crime under the Juvenile Justice Act and sought an FIR against persons who are found to be in violation of the Act. –PTI
While producing the accused in Jahangirpuri violence case, DCP (Northwest) said, “In case FIR No. 440/22 PS Jahangirpuri u/s 147,148,149,186,353,332,323,427, 436,307,120B IPC and 27 Arms Act dated 16/04/22, following 20 accused persons have been arrested and 2 Juveniles in conflict with law have been apprehended.
1. Zahid s/o Alfajuddin r/o B-block, Jahangirpuri Delhi aged 20 years.
2. Anshar s/o Allauddin r/o B-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 35 years.
3. Shahjad s/o Ali Akbar r/o Jhuggi A-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 33 years.
4. Mukhtyaar Ali s/o Samabul r/o Jhuggi A-block, Jahangirpuri Delhi aged 28 years.
5. Mohd. Ali s/o Hasan r/o CD Park Jhuggi, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 18 years
6. Amir s/o Fazlurehman r/o  C-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi, aged 19 years.
7) Aksar s/o Sheikh Smaus r/o Jhuggi, CD Park, Jahangirpuri, Delhi, aged-26 yrs.
8) Noor Alam s/o Hoshiyar Rehman r/o C-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi, aged- 28 years.
9) Md. Aslam s/o Smaun r/o Jhuggi CD Park, Jahangirpuri, Delhi, aged- 21 years.
10. Zakir s/o Sheikh Rafiq r/o Jhuggi C-block, Gali No. 4, Jahangir Puri, Delhi aged -22 years.
11. Akram s/o Md. Shakil r/o Jhuggi CD Park, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 22 years. 
12. Imtyaz s/o Md.  Israil r/o G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 29 years. 
13. Mohd. Ali @ Jasmuddin s/o Israfil r/o C-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 27 years.
14. Ahir s/o Hanif Khan  r/o C-block, Jahangirpuri, aged 35 years.
15. Sheikh Saurabh s/o Sheikh Ahmed r/o C-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 42 years.
16. Suraj s/o Suken r/o G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 21 yrs.
17. Neeraj s/o Suken r/o G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 19 years
18. Suken s/o Naresh r/o G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 45 years
19. Suresh s/o Naresh r/o  G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 43 years 
20. Sujeet Sarkar s/o Sukumar Sarkar r/o G-block, Jahangirpuri, Delhi aged 38 years.
2 Juveniles in conflict with law have also been apprehended.
3 firearms and 5 swords have been recovered from the possession of accused persons.
Further investigation of the case is in progress.”
Delhi Police on Sunday conducted preventive patrolling in the Uttam Nagar area in wake of Jahangirpuri violence.
#WATCH | Delhi Police conducted preventive patrolling in the Uttam Nagar area in wake of the Hanuman Jayanti violence in Jahangirpuri. pic.twitter.com/4CACoWivUL
Accused in Jahangirpuri violence case are being taken to Rohini court.
#WATCH | Accused in Jahangirpuri violence case being taken to Rohini court pic.twitter.com/UZZPobYZ4n
Delhi Police beefed up security after stone-pelting incidents in Jahangirpuri area on Saturday evening, during a ‘Shobha Yatra’ procession on the occassion of Hanuman Jayanti.
Delhi | Delhi Police deployed heavy security after stone-pelting incidents in the Jahangirpuri area on Saturday evening, during a ‘Shobha Yatra’ procession pic.twitter.com/YIMyvG79SV
A ruckus has broken out outside the Jahangirpuri police station in Delhi after BJP leader Jai Bhagwan Goyal called for bulldozing of the homes of what he called Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the area.
A ruckus has broken out outside the Jahangirpuri police station in Delhi after BJP leader Jai Bhagwan Goyal called for bulldozing of the homes of what he called Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the area. pic.twitter.com/rWjfHB9Yb1
Students who have returned from Ukraine on Sunday gathered at Jantar Mantar demanding admission to Indian institutions for to complete their remaining course of education. “Government should save our children’s careers the way they saved their lives and brought them back from Ukraine,” said parents, who also accompanied their wards at the gathering.
Delhi | Students who returned from Ukraine gather along with their parents at Jantar Mantar demanding admission to Indian institutions for their remaining education

Govt should save our children’s careers the way they saved their lives &brought them back from Ukraine,say parents pic.twitter.com/nFL8KcNic5

Additional PRO Anil Mittal on Sunday said that the situation in Jahangirpuri area is fully under control.
“Adequate police force is deployed in the area. Area domination, foot patrolling and deep deployment has been ensured to assure people and to maintain law and order,” he added.
Communal clashes broke out on Saturday in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a Shobha Yatra organised to mark the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

In order to maintain peace and tranquility in the area, a meeting was organised by DCP North West at Kushal Chowk in the area of Jahangirpuri police station with the members of Aman committee of Jahangirpuri, Mahendra Park and Adarsh Nagar.
During the meeting, all the members were asked to appeal the public in their areas to maintain peace, harmony and tranquility. They were also requested to counter any rumour/ misinformation, be vigilant towards the activities of any mischievous/ anti social elements, to keep in touch with police and to ensure immediate reporting of any thing suspicious that comes to their notice. Further they were assured of professional and fair investigation and due legal action on the part of police, said additional PRO Anil Mittal.
Hours after communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a Shobha Yatra organised to mark Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday, the Delhi Police have arrested 14 people on the charges of rioting.
The accused who opened fire is among those arrested. The pistol used in the commission of the crime has been recovered from his possession, according to Delhi Police.
A minor #fire broke out inside the #Uphaar cinema in Delhi on Sunday morning. Fire department received a call at 4:46 am and nine fire tenders rushed to the spot. They have doused the fire within two hours.

📸Special arrangement pic.twitter.com/zd8Xa4lbKe

Source: ANI
Source: ANI
Source: ANI

A minor fire broke out inside Uphaar Cinema on Sunday morning. The fire department received a call at 4.46 am and nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused within two hours.
Hours after communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a Shobha Yatra organised to mark Hanuman Jayanti on Saturday, the Delhi Police have arrested nine persons on the charges of rioting.
Delhi BJP leaders on Saturday called the clashes during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri a “conspiracy” and demanded a probe into the role of “illlegal immigrants” in the incident. Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta and party MP Manoj Tiwari said the “attack” on the procession was “not a spontaneous incident, but a conspiracy”. (PTI)
Following clashes between two communities in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a Shobha Yatra organised on Saturday on Saturday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed for calm, while BJP leader Kapil Mishra said it should be treated as a terror attack.


In today’s incident in NW District, the situation is under control. Adequate additional force has been deployed in Jahangirpuri & other sensitive areas. Senior officers have been asked to remain in field and closely supervise the law & order situation & undertake patrolling. 1/2
A health worker takes a swab sample for a Covid-19 test in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Saturday said coronavirus cases may have been rising in the national capital, but there is no need to worry as hospitalisation is low. He reiterated that instructions have been issued to schools to follow the government’s Standard Operating Procedure if they detect any case.
“There is no need to worry. There might have been a rise in coronavirus cases but we are vigilant and the hospital admissions are low. There are only six coronavirus patients admitted at LNJP hospital,” Sisodia said
Water supply was disrupted in parts of Delhi once again when ammonia levels in the Yamuna river remained high on Saturday, according to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
The concentration of ammonia in the river was 7.4 ppm (parts per million), seven times the level of around 1 ppm that the Delhi Jal Board’s water treatment plants (WTPs) can process. Consequently, the water supply from the Chandrawal and Wazirabad WTPs was disrupted.
Gurgaon police on Friday booked the chief of banned pro-Khalistan group ‘Sikhs for Justice’ (SFJ) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on charges of sedition after he allegedly released a video asking people to raise the Khalistan flag at the offices of the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police in Haryana.
The police have also invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Pannun. The cops said that in the purported video, Pannun had stated that SFJ would launch the ‘Haryana Banega Khalistan’ campaign on April 29 to advocate for secession of the state from India through a referendum.

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