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15 People Sent to 2-Day Judicial Custody in Daryaganj Violence Case, 11 Held for Stone Pelting in Seelampur

The protesters had been taken into custody after the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation turned violent and a private car parked at Subhash Marg, right outside the office of the DCP, was set ablaze.

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Updated:December 21, 2019, 8:33 PM IST
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15 People Sent to 2-Day Judicial Custody in Daryaganj Violence Case, 11 Held for Stone Pelting in Seelampur
Police personnel attempt to douse a burning vehicle torched allegedly by protestors during a rally against CAA in Daryaganj, New Delhi on Friday (PTI)

New Delhi: Fifteen people arrested in connection with the violence in Old Delhi's Daryaganj area during a protest against the new citizenship law were sent to two-day judicial custody.

They were produced before a city court on Saturday. The police had sought 14 days' judicial custody of the arrested people. One of those arrested claimed he was a juvenile. However, police said he is aged 23.

Earlier, police said about 40 people were detained following which massive crowd gathered outside the police station demanding their release. Those arrested have been charged with rioting and using force to deter policemen from doing their duty, police said.

The protesters had been taken into custody after the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation turned violent and a private car parked at Subhash Marg, right outside the office of the DCP, was set ablaze.

The Delhi Police resorted to lathi-charge and used water cannons to disperse the protesters, resulting in injuries. Police, however, denied baton charging the protesters and using teargas, saying they used "mild force" and water cannon.

Meanwhile, 11 people were arrested for allegedly hurling stones at security personnel during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act in northeast Delhi's Seemapuri on Friday, in which an additional deputy commissioner of police was injured, police said on Saturday.

Additional DCP, Shahdara district, Rohit Rajbir Singh suffered minor injuries in the incident, they said, adding that he was doing fine now. Earlier, police had said five "outsiders' from the neighbouring areas of Seemapuri were detained in connection with the incident. Subsequently, they were arrested.

Six more persons were also arrested on charges of rioting, causing damage to public property and using force to deter police personnel from performing their duty. It was suspected that they had come to the area with an intention to create mischief, the police said.

Police conducted flag marches in northeast Delhi and appealed to the locals to maintain peace. Senior police officers also interacted with the locals. The police also reached out to the members of the peace committees in the area in order to maintain law and order.

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