Child rights panel seeks FIR against persons who took part in Delhi violence

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Child rights panel seeks FIR against persons who took part in Delhi violence

The National Commission for Protection of Child RightsCommission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR on Sunday sought registration of an FIR against those who allegedly participated in the violence in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri a day before.

In a letter to the Delhi police commissioner, the NCPCR said many children can be seen pelting stones and also being seen as part of the mob that started the violence.

The Commission stated that the use of children under the Juvenile Justice Act is a crime and it sought an FIR against persons who are found to be in violation of the Act.

An action taken report should be submitted to the Commission within seven days of receipt of the letter, it said.

The police said there was a lot of stone-pelting and arson during the clashes between the two communities in Jahangirpuri. Some vehicles were also torched.

One of the main conspirators behind the clashes and another person who allegedly fired a bullet that struck a sub-inspector have been arrested by the Delhi Police, officials said on Sunday.

On Sunday morning, there was a heavy police deployment in the Jahangirpuri area. A team of Rapid Action Force has been deployed to keep a close watch on the situation that is now under control, a police officer said.