Arguments between the two groups of people over the erection of parking gate inside a dargah allegedly at Jorbagh Karbala in South Delhi lead to violence with both sides pelting stones at each other as well as cars parked in the area for over 20 minutes on Friday night. The scuffle settled only after the police reached the spot and seized the area. Around 200 policemen were deployed to control the situation and five people were detained, police said.
According to police, the residents of BK Dutt colony and visitors to the Karbala indulge in to fight in the late evening hours. The incident came to light after some locals made a call to the Police Control Room at around 8.15 pm informing them of the incident. Getting the PCR call, a team comprising the ADCP (south), three ACPs, eight to 10 SHOs and their respective forces also reached the spot to control the situation, said a police officer.
An eyewitness Aga Hossain of the Karbala told The Indian Express that the incident happened at around 6.30 pm when a group of people entered the dargah and started creating a ruckus. Every year on November 21, a function has been organized where more than two lakh people visit. In this regard, they were constructing a parking gate inside the dargah when a group of people came inside and objected to it. Later, they started pelting stones and in defence people from inside the dargah started pelting stones at them, he said.
However, Sudhir Mahajan of BK Dutt RWA said that the people from the dargah were trying to occupy the DDA land by erecting a big barricade at Khasra number 39. When people objected, they pelted stones and glass bottles at people, in which some people sustained injury.
ADCP (south) Nupur Prasad, who was at the spot, said that around 200 police personnel have been deployed at the spot to maintain the law and order situation. “We were informed around 8 pm. The stone pelting was from both sides allegedly due to the erection of a parking gate. We are patrolling the area,” he said.
At 11:30 pm, the personnel were dispersed from the dargah area. They were ordered to patrol around the BK Dutt Colony, the police said.