Delhi Colony Tense, One in Critical Condition

No violence was reported and the area is not curfew bound, the police clarified as Trilokpuri area remained tense.

Published: 26th October 2014 06:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2014 06:41 PM   |  A+A-


Brick bats are seen at a road in Trilokpuri New Delhi on Sunday two days after a clash between two groups | PTI


NEW DELHI: Delhi's Trilokpuri area remained tense Sunday though no violence was reported, police said, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash, leaving one in critical condition. But police denied the area was curfew-bound.

"The situation is tense but under control. No fresh violence or clashes have been reported," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Kumar said.

Police had detained around 70 people till Saturday night after two groups of Hindus and Muslims pelted stones at each other Friday. After a brief lull, clashes erupted again and five people were shot at Saturday evening.

Three of the wounded were identified as 16-year-old Ajit, who has a back injury, 15-year-old Arjun, who is in critical condition with a head wound, and Praveen, whose age is not known.

Following Thursday's clash over Diwali celebrations, the authorities imposed prohibitory orders banning illegal gatherings.

Trilokpuri residents said there was “a curfew like situation”.

Delhi Police denied this. "There is no curfew like situation, but section 144 of CrPC (prohibiting unlawful assembly of people) is imposed in the area," spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.

The whole of Trilokpuri, divided into 36 blocks, were being manned by more than 1,000 security personnel - from Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force.

Over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles have also been deployed.

Some of the roads where street clashes took places were strewn with stones and broken bottles Sunday.

Though police said the five were injured in mob firing, their families blamed the police.

"Arjun was shot by police when he was returning from a nearby block. He had gone for tuition and was returning around 1 p.m. Saturday," his mother Malar said.

Ajit's mother Anjali also claimed that her son was shot by police.

Police said 14 people, including 13 police personnel, were injured in the stone-pelting. They were admitted to hospitals.

Trilokpuri residents expressed anger over the police action, and accused officials of not apprehending the real culprits.

"Most of the people staying in block 27 were nabbed from their houses. They were badly beaten up and dragged out of their houses. All of them are innocent," Trilokpuri resident Md. Fahim said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp