Hauz Qazi Flare-Up : Amit Shah Pulls Up Delhi Police Commissioner

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reprimanded Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik over the clash between two communities in Hauz Qazi area of the capital , according to media reports .

Patnaik was summoned by the Home Minister in Parliament today over the incident which was triggered by an argument over parking and led to violence and vandalisation of a temple in the area of Chandi Chowk on June 30.

Patnaik said he briefed the Home Minister on the current situation in Hauz Qazi area of the national capital.

“We had some incident which started over parking in Wallet City area. The police has acted promptly and the situation is very well under control. It was a general briefing regarding that Chandi Chowk situation (with Shah). Four persons have already been arrested and legal action will be taken against culprits,” Patnaik told reporters.

Four persons, including a minor, have been arrested in the case. Security personnel were deployed in the area after tensions heightened.

The Delhi Police has registered three FIRs in this case – two cross FIRs, one lodged by each community, and one for vandalising the temple.

Apart from temple desecration, stones were also pelted in the area leading to a tense situation.

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