Three apprehended after groups clash over pigeon flying in Delhi

The Delhi Police apprehended three people after an altercation broke out between two groups over pigeon flying in north east Delhis Seelampur on Wednesday in which a person was injured, officials said.The matter came to the fore after BJP leader Kapil Mishra retweeted a purported video of the incident and demanded action.These attacks in Delhis Seelampur cannot be taken lightly.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 27-10-2021 22:38 IST | Created: 27-10-2021 22:38 IST
Three apprehended after groups clash over pigeon flying in Delhi
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The Delhi Police apprehended three people after an altercation broke out between two groups over pigeon flying in north east Delhi's Seelampur on Wednesday in which a person was injured, officials said.

The matter came to the fore after BJP leader Kapil Mishra retweeted a purported video of the incident and demanded action.

“These attacks in Delhi's Seelampur cannot be taken lightly. Immediate and serious action is required against these acts. There is also anger among people due to such attacks,” Mishra said.

The police, however, denied any ''communal angle'' in the incident.

The video shows a man covered in blood and holding a cloth to his head to stop the bleeding.

''My two-month-old son was on the terrace. These people were bursting firecrackers after Pakistan won the T20 match against India. When I objected to it, they started pelting stones. Later, they also fired,'' he alleged in the video.

Police said the incident took place Wednesday morning and a PCR call was received at around 11.15 am about a quarrel wherein two persons -- Deepak and Naveen -- were injured.

A senior police officer said both the parties were known to each other and fought over pigeon flying.

''On Wednesday, a video was posted on social media (Twitter) regarding the quarrel between two parties from different religions. During primary investigation, it emerged that both the parties were neighbours and the dispute erupted over 'Kabutar Bazi','' Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Sanjay Kumar Sain said.

Three accused persons -- Chand Mohammad (21), Sameer (20) and their father Rafik (45) -- have been apprehended, police said. Responding to the video shared by Mishra, Sain said the brawl was over a petty issue.

“It was an altercation between two parties over a petty issue for which legal action has been initiated and suspects/accused have been identified. There is nothing communal in this as alleged in the tweet. SHO Seelampur is directed to personally monitor it,” the DCP said in a tweet.

A case under sections IPC 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 34 (common intension) has been registered at the Seelapmur Police Station, and two persons have been apprehended, police added. PTI NIT SRY

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