10 arrested for setting bus on fire in Jyoti Nagar
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have arrested 10 persons, suspected to be Dera Sacha Sauda followers, for rioting, attempt to murder and causing damage to public property, including set on fire a bus at Jyoti Nagar in North East Delhi on Friday evening.
Cops said they arrested all the accused from Delhi. A mobile video clip captured from the spot of the bus torching shows the culprits fleeing on a bike after setting the bus on fire.
Delhi Police had released the video clip in public on Friday and appealed to general public to help them identify the men.
Within 24 hours, the cops arrested 10 men who fled to different parts of Delhi and NCR.
As of Saturday night, a total of 15 people have been arrested in Delhi for committing various acts of arson and vandalism.
Confirming the arrests, DCP North East Ajit Kumar Singla told Millennium Post that their teams raided several hideouts of the miscreants, where they had taken shelter after the incident.
"We identified them with local intelligence, CCTV footage and the mobile clip that we had. We arrested 10 men
under different sections of the IPC, including section 307, and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act," the officer said.
On Friday, Delhi Police received a video clip of bike-borne men, some of whom were wearing masks, who were seen running and fleeing on a motorbike after setting a Delhi Transport Corporation bus on fire near north east Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area.
A few hours later, cops identified the miscreants and formed several teams to nab them from Delhi and adjoining areas of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Cops believe that the porous border at Delhi-NCR helped the criminals flee with ease.
Several other incidents were also reported from various parts of Delhi, including Badarpur, Khayala, Mehrauli, Baadli and Jahangirpuri.
Five people had also been arrested on Friday evening.
Large scale violence erupted in the national Capital and its surrounding areas after Dera Sach Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was pronounced guilty of rape charges in Panchkula in Haryana on Friday.