Sanwar Malik, 29, one of the primary suspects in the Jahangirpuri Violence, was on August 2 by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for rioting and attacking police.According to allegations, he incited residents to stone the police during the conflict . Malik had fled the scene of the carnage, according to the Delhi Police, and had been staying hidden in places like West Bengal. He had been labelled a “proclaimed offender” by Rohini court. Police got the information about Malik’s presence in the C-Block of Jahangirpuri. He was slated to fly out to West Bengal shortly.On Hanuman Jayanti, he along with other co-accused instigated the public& pelted stones, glass bottles on opposite party & police on duty. After riots, he absconded to avoid his arrest.
In a statement, the Deputy Commission of Police (Crime Branch) said, “The secret informer had informed us that if Malik was not apprehended this time, he would flee to his native place in West Bengal. A team under DCP Anil Sharma was rushed to the spot. The team tried to catch him as he tried to escape. He was running, and the residents also tried to help him as they threw bricks at our staff. Even after suffering an injury, the staff managed to overpower Malik and arrest him.”
Malik was born in West Bengal but spent a lot of time in Delhi. Notably, Malik and other Jahangirpuri residents were charged with hindering police officers from conducting their duty and assaulting them with bricks. The rag-picker Malik is also charged with six other crimes, including rioting and attempted murder. On April 16, Hanuman Jayanti, Malik encouraged his followers to throw glass bottles at Hindus taking part in the Shobha Yatra and stones at the police.
Malik was born in West Bengal but spent a lot of time in Delhi. Notably, Malik and other Jahangirpuri residents were charged with hindering police officers from conducting their duty and assaulting them with bricks.
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