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15 held for violence in Delhi's Daryaganj

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December 21, 2019 12:42 IST

IMAGE: Family members of the people arrested for violence during a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act, wait for their release outside Daryaganj police station, in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

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.

IMAGE: A member of an NGO watches articles of violent protesters and broken police batton sticks after a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act outside Daryaganj police station in New Delhi,. Photograph: / Rediff.com

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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