NEW DELHI: Two more accused have been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday in connection with the April 16 Jahangipuri violence case.
The arrested persons have been identified as Jafar and Babuddin, said officials who wished not to be named.
The arrest came days after the police arrested Ansar, one of the main accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case. Besides Ansar, the police had also arrested 20 people in connection with the case.
Last week, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had written to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) urging it to probe the money laundering charges against Ansar.
Following the Delhi Police’s request, the ED initiated its probe under the sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Ansar.
Cases of stone-pelting and arson were reported in Jahangirpuri during clashes that broke out during Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra on April 16 evening, leaving nine persons including seven policemen injured.
The Delhi Police has already charged most of the accused including Ansar under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) in the violence case.
Ansar was arrested by the Delhi Police on April 17 and sent to police custody by a court. Police in its remand copy stated that Ansar, along with his four-five companions reached near the mosque and allegedly started the ruckus, which acted as a trigger point for clashes between the two communities.
As per Delhi Police officials, Ansar is a known history-sheeter of the area and has a record of his criminal history since 2007.
The source said that Ansar is said to be running a bootlegging business and gambling racket in the area and has been taken into preventive custody a number of times in the past. He has a total of seven FIRs have been registered against him.