According to the sources, the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday arrested the most wanted accused in Jahangirpuri violence from West Bengal.
The accused is named Farid Alias Neetu.
“He was very actively involved in the communal riots and played a major role. Our several teams who have been deployed in West Bengal arrested him on Thursday from his aunt’s house in Tamluk village. He is being brought to New Delhi via flight today,” a source said.
Since the communal clashes happened the accused had left the spot and has been continuously changing place after place.
The sources also told that, the accused has been booked under six cases including snatching, robbery, burglary and Arms Act since 2010 and now he is a repeat offender in the Jahangirpuri violence.
On April 16, clashes broke out between two different communities during a procession on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti that left 8 police personnel and local citizens injured. As per the police, there was stone pelting, arson attacks and vehicles were also vandalized.
Just a couple of days after the violence, the Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had requested the Enforcement Directorate to probe into the money laundering cases against the prime accused.
The Police has booked the 5 accused under the National Security Act in the case.