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Citizenship Act stir: Delhi Police arrests 15 for Daryaganj violence

According to police, the protesters had set ablaze a private car parked at Subhash Marg area on Friday evening.

Published: 21st December 2019 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2019 11:53 AM   |  A+A-

A car burns after being set on fire during demonstrations against Citizenship Act at Dariyaganj in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

A car burns after being set on fire during demonstrations against Citizenship Act at Dariyaganj in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Fifteen people have been arrested in connection with the violence in Daryaganj in Old Delhi during a protest against the new citizenship law, police said on Saturday.

Initially, 10 people were held but five more were arrested later, they said.

Those arrested have been charged with rioting and using force to deter policemen from doing duty, police said.

According to police, the protesters had set ablaze a private car parked at Subhash Marg area on Friday evening.

The fire was immediately doused.

Forty persons were detained in connection with the protest and subsequent violence.

Out of them, eight minors were released early Saturday.

Ten of the people arrested were among those who were detained, police said, adding there is a likelihood of more arrests in the matter.

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