Chaos in Delhi’s Nangloi during Muharram procession, several injured

Chaos erupted in Delhi’s Nangloi during the Muharram procession on Saturday after a group led by one of the organisers of the Tazia (Moharram) was denied permission to deviate from the designated route of the procession.

Videos show the crowd stone pelting and causing damage to vehicles.
Videos show the crowd stone pelting and causing damage to vehicles.

The situation escalated, leading to clashes with the police and resulting in nearly a dozen police personnel being injured in the line of duty. Several vehicles, including police vehicles, were damaged in the mayhem.

Summary:

  • Chaos erupted in Delhi’s Nangloi during the Muharram procession after a group was denied permission to deviate from the designated route.
  • Clashes with the police ensued, resulting in injuries to nearly a dozen police personnel.
  • Several vehicles, including police vehicles, were damaged in the mayhem.

In preparation for the Muharram procession, the Delhi Traffic Police had issued a traffic advisory to regulate traffic flow in central and New Delhi areas. The advisory covered 32 stretches and diverted vehicles from 16 other points to ensure the smooth movement of Tazia processions.

Videos of the incident show the crowd stone pelting and causing damage to vehicles. The police responded by resorting to a lathi charge to disperse the unruly crowd and regain control of the situation.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Harendra Kumar Singh, stated, “Around 10,000-15,000 people were carrying out ‘tazia’ processions, while some of the people from the procession turned unruly. They wanted to deviate from the routes decided by traffic police. When we tried to stop them, they started stone pelting, and in response, the police resorted to a lathi charge. Several police personnel were injured, and police vehicles were vandalized too.”

No arrests have been made so far, and the investigation is underway.

Muharram procession in Jharkhand leads to electrocution deaths

Around four people died of electrocution when the Muharram procession touched an overhead high-tension wire in Khetko village under Petarbar police station limits in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at around 6 am and left at least 13 persons injured.

(With inputs from Karn Pratap Singh)

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