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8 booked for rioting, thrashing police officials

Around eight persons were booked for alleged rioting and thrashing police officials in South-west Delhi’s Sagarpur area on Saturday morning.

The chaos, in which several persons including police officials and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured, was allegedly triggered by one Ravinder Singh Jolly, who happens to be a shop owner in the area, said a police official.

According to the police, the cops had acted upon a July 22 court order, which had asked for four particular shops in the area to be vacated. While the other shop owners adhered to the order, it was Jolly who allegedly refused.

On Saturday morning, when a few cops went to talk to Jolly and make him understand, he allegedly created a scene and gathered locals in the area, trying to give a communal colour to the incident, said the official. “Eventually, the gathering turned into a mob and a part of the mob blocked an arterial road in the area. They even allegedly thrashed an auto-rickshaw driver who tried to cross the blocked road,” said R A Sanjeev, DCP (South-west).

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