Hours after the Supreme Court ordered that demolition be halted in Jahangirpuri, the anti-encroachment drive came to an end, with the apex court scheduled to hear the matter on Thursday.
The demolition drive comes days after communal clashes broke out in the area. On Wednesday morning, security was heightened across the city, and in Jahangirpuri in particular. A total of 12 companies (around 1,250 jawans) of the CRPF have been deployed in the city in two shifts, most in and around Jahangirpuri.
On Tuesday, in its order remanding two men to police custody for two days in connection with the Jahangirpuri clashes, a Delhi court asked the police to ensure the investigation was carried out in the fairest manner. Remanding Ansar and Saleem to two days of police custody, the court said that “arrest and detention are justified on account of reasons mentioned in the application. Further, investigating agency is hereby directed to ensure that the investigation is carried out in the fairest manner”.