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Jahangirpuri violence: Delhi BJP chief wants accused homes bulldozed; MCD seeks police help for ‘drive’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Jahangirpuri violence: Delhi BJP chief wants accused homes bulldozed; MCD seeks police help for ‘drive’

New Delhi: An official of the BJP-controlled North Delhi Municipal Corporation wrote to the North West DCP on Tuesday, requesting protection for an anti-encroachment campaign in Jahangirpuri on Wednesday and Thursday, which was rocked by communal riots on Hanuman Jayanti.

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In the letter, the Assistant Commissioner of the North MCD’s Civil Lines Zone requested 400 police officers, “including lady police/outer force for maintaining law and order during the encroachment removal action on April 20 and 21”.

Earlier in the day, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta wrote to the North MCD Mayor, requesting that individuals detained in the Jahangirpuri incident be identified and “illegal encroachment” and construction be demolished.

“As you are aware, on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, there was a shobha yatra taken out in Jahangirpuri. Some anti-social elements and rioters pelted stones on it,” he said in a letter which was also addressed to the North MCD Commissioner.

“These anti-social elements and rioters have the support of local AAP MLA and councillor and as a result these people have done large-scale encroachment,” he alleged. “Therefore, illegal encroachment done by these rioters should be identified and there should be bulldozers run over it.”

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