Two groups of people from different communities clashed over petty issues in the national capital’s Sultanpuri area and were later sternly warned by the police not to flare communal tension .
Sharing details of the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer district) Sameer Sharma said a PCR was received on July 13 at Sultanpuri police station regarding heavy quarrel between two communities.
“On enquiry, it was found that the complainant, a 48-year-old man, who operates a street side amusement ride near Jama Masjid, was returning home along with his worker and his swing and when he reached near I-block, AB Extension, Peer Baba Mazar, he encountered a tempo (mini-truck) carrying fish crossing from the opposite side of a narrow street,” the DCP said.
The official said that at this time an argument broke out between the driver of the tempo and the complainant over who would cross first, which soon broke out into a scuffle, between them, involving four more individuals.
The complainant called his brother who also got involved in the scuffle. “The complainant sustained head injuries and was taken to SGM hospital for treatment. While waiting for his statement, all the accused were immediately detained,” DCP Sharma said.
Accordingly, based on the complainant’s statement, an FIR under section 323, 341, 506 and 34 (common intention) was registered and all the accused were arrested. However, even after the arrest of all the accused, the complainant twice recorded a video through which he allegedly tried to incite hatred between two communities.
Taking strict note of it, the complainant was first warned by SHO Sultanpuri and then by ACP Sultanpuri not to communalise the issue. The complainant party later met with Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sharma who also warned them of getting involved in any type of communal issue.