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10 Kanwar Pilgrims Arrested For Vandalising Car In Delhi

Earlier, Rahul, a resident of west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, was arrested in the car attack case.

New Delhi: 

Ten persons have been arrested in the last 24 hours for allegedly vandalising a car last week in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar after the vehicle brushed past one of their kanwariya friends, police said today.

Police had on Monday arrested 22-year-old Yogesh for allegedly being part of the group that vandalised the grey-coloured car.

Yogesh was identified after police scrutinised CCTV footages and registers of nine kanwar camps on Najafgarh Road, police said.

On the basis of information provided by Yogesh, nine more people, including main accused Aman who got hit by the car and the holy water he was carrying spilled, were arrested in the last 24 hours, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar said they have arrested 11 men so far.

Another accused, Rahul Billa, was arrested on August 9 in connection with the attack.

Most of the accused are residents of Najafgarh, Bindapur and Dwarka, he said.

The incident took place on August 7 on a stretch of a busy road near Moti Nagar metro station.

A ruckus had broken out after a grey car being driven by a woman, who was with a  male friend, allegedly hit a Kanwariya.

A heated argument took place between the two sides and one of the Kanwariyas was allegedly slapped by the male occupant of the car. The Kanwariyas then vandalised the vehicle with baseball bats.

A video of the incident, captured by a CCTV camera installed at a shop, showed the Kanwariyas breaking the car’s windshields, windows and headlights with baseball bats.

The rampage came to a halt only after the unidentified people overturned the car in the middle of the road.

The couple had fled the scene fearing for their lives and refused to give any complaint in writing.

A case was registered and the accused were identified on the basis of inquiries conducted by the police and the CCTV footage.

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