Residents in the northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura-Yamuna Vihar area, remained confined into their houses as the angry mob on Monday night and Tuesday morning went on rampage in market places and in the process destroying whatever came into their way. The mob even set shops on fire and a large group of armed people surrounded homes of some people, attacking their main gates with sticks and stones and tried to break inside.
A petrol pump was also set on fire in Bhajanpura on Monday. Locals said mobs spilled on main roads, lanes and bylanes in residential areas, while the security personnel were deployed only on the main road, which leads to Bhajanpura, Rohini one side and Loni, Ghaziabad via Gokalpuri flyover on the other. Ghaziabad Police has sealed the link roads from Apsara and Bhopura border to prevent incoming and outgoing traffic.
“The force is inadequate. Also, they are there but not doing anything…I fail to understand why,” said a Yamuna Vihar resident requesting anonymity.