NEW DELHI: Attacking those who allege biased actions in the violent Jahangirpuri case, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said action was taken on the basis of ‘crime and conspiracy’ , not “caste and community”.
The remarks by the top BJP leader came after All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that “unilateral action” was being taken in the violent Jahangirpuri case.
Clashes erupted between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri on Saturday, leaving eight police officers and a local resident injured.
According to the police, there was stone throwing and arson during the clashes and some vehicles were also set on fire.
Naqvi said the culprits were arrested based on the crime they committed and not based on their belief.
No one should be allowed to harm the harmony of society, he said.
Some people are constantly engaged in delivering “no-ball of hate” and “hat-trick of hostility,” the minister told reporters here.
The country and society will never allow such “defeated actors” to disrupt communal and social harmony, Naqvi said.
He said those trying to hide a crime behind a “common cover” want to create “fear” in society through a “criminal caucus”.
The union engaging in the “political lynching of harmony” will never succeed in its “vile designs” to disrupt the unity of the country, Naqvi said.
“We must all work together to ensure peace and harmony in society,” he said.
Delhi police have imposed the strict National Security Act (NSA) on five people arrested in connection with the April 16 violence in Jahangirpuri.
Police said those arrested in connection with the NSA include Ansar, the alleged “main conspirator” behind the violence, and Sonu, who was seen in video opening fire during the clashes.
The other three are Salim, Dilshad and Ahir who face charges under the NSA for their alleged involvement in the violence, they said.
According to the police, 25 people were arrested and two minors apprehended in connection with the clashes.