Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday summoned Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and reportedly discussed on the communal clash that broke out between two groups in Chandni Chowk’s Hauz Qazi area on Sunday.
According to a report in ANI, Patnaik was reprimanded by Shah over the incident.
A clash had broken out between two groups over parking which led to the vandalism of a temple on June 30 in the Hauz Qazi area.
Three persons were arrested and a minor was apprehended in connection with the incident.
The arrests were made on the basis of the CCTV footage of the incident, police said. Union Health Minister and Chandni Chowk MP, Harsh Vardhan had also visited the area.
Vardhan assured the people that Delhi Police was investigating the incident and that the guilty will be brought to book.
A delegation, led by VHP’s Delhi working president Alok Kumar, on Tuesday, also met Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, demanding the arrest of those involved in allegedly vandalising a temple in the Hauz Qazi area.
A quarrel had broken out on Sunday night in the area over a minor parking issue which soon snowballed into a fight between two groups of different communities, sparking communal tension in the area.
Massive police contingents have been deployed there to maintain calm and to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. Police have taken control of the area in their bid to ensure peace and harmony. They are reportedly trying to restore normalcy through strict vigil and holding meetings with local residents.