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The security deployment remained heavy two days after the clashes in Jahangirpuri. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

A day after arresting 20 people and apprehending three minors amid communal riots in Jahangirpuri, police have made a further arrest – that of the 28-year-old imam alias Sonu, who was seen in a video claiming to shoot with a gun during the violence. Police said they identified him from the video posted on social media. “Acting on a driveway, he was apprehended by the North West District Special Staff from Mangal Bazaar Road and a sophisticated pistol was recovered from his possession,” police said.

As police were about to arrest him, a new stone-throwing incident was reported in Jahangirpuri, police said. Stones and bricks were thrown from a rooftop near the site of Saturday’s clash, and police and Rapid Action Force officials blocked off the area.

Covid cases on the rise, UP and Haryana make much-needed masks in districts beside Delhi

WITH the upsurge in Covid-19 cases, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Monday made masks compulsory in districts surrounding Delhi. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is also expected to discuss the mandatory use of masks in the capital at its meeting on Wednesday.

Delhi, UP and Haryana have waived the fine for not wearing a mask in public in the first week of April.

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