Kenneth Igbonosa from Nigeria was attacked by a mob on the night of May 26. He was returning home with his wife and four-month-old daughter at Rajpur Khurd in Chhattarpur. Three other such incidents took place the same night.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)
Kenneth Igbonosa from Nigeria was attacked by a mob on the night of May 26. He was returning home with his wife and four-month-old daughter at Rajpur Khurd in Chhattarpur. Three other such incidents took place the same night.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)

Attack on Africans in Delhi: Cops arrest 4, detain 4 amid growing pressure

Two people were arrested and three others detained on Sunday in connection with the recent attack on African nationals in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area as police intensified its investigation into the case.
By PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2016 08:34 PM IST

Four people were arrested on Sunday and as many detained by the Delhi Police in connection with alleged an assault on African nationals in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area in which six of them were injured.

Besides these eight people, a juvenile has also been detained as investigators stepped up probe into three separate incidents of assault on African nationals after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj took up the issue with home minister Rajnath Singh and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

“Four accused identified as Babu, Om Prakash, Ajay and Rahul have been arrested and the fifth accused, who turned out to be a minor, has been apprehended on charges of causing hurt and wrongful confinement,” DCP (South) Ishwar Singh said.

Investigators said that four more people have been detained and they were being interrogated.

Read | Six Africans assaulted in Delhi village, cops say attacks not planned

At least six African nationals had sustained injuries in the incidents. Police attributed two of the incidents to a dispute over African nationals playing loud music and another to a scuffle over drinking in public.

The incidents came amid outrage over the killing of a 23-year-old Congolese national MK Olivier in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area last week, with envoys of African nations voicing their unhappiness.

Read | Africans attacked in Delhi again: Swaraj, Rajnath assure prompt action

India had assured the African envoys of safety and security of all African nationals.

Three separate cases have already been registered by police in connection with the incident which took place at Mehrauli area on Thursday night.

Read | Congolese man’s murder: Govt faces tough questions from African diplomats

Meanwhile, since yesterday police has held several meetings with various resident associations in the area..

Read | Worst 15 minutes of my life, says wife of African attacked in Delhi

Addressing one such gathering, DCP Ishwar said, “they have come to our country, they are our guests and friends. They have come here just because they trust us.

“The way you behave with them will have repercussions on our brothers living outside. An example is the way Indians were attacked after the murder of a Congolese youth,” he said.

Read | Nigerian student thrashed in Hyderabad over parking dispute

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Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Plastic burning main cause behind reduced visibility in Delhi: IIT Madras study

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Many studies in the past have identified particulate matter or aerosol particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometre (PM2.5) as a major pollutant, responsible for haze and fog formation over Indo-Gangetic plain, including Delhi.
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Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Tractor rally chaos: FIRs filed under attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Delhi Police officers said the FIRs have the names of many farmer leaders who have been caught on tape instigating people to break barricades and force their way into the national Capital
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Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)
Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)

Farmers at Ghazipur protest site say road closure led to Tuesday’s chaos

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Farmer leaders blamed the government, Opposition parties, and the police alleging that they sent hooligans impersonating farmers
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Farmers on tractors remove concrete barricades installed to prevent them from entering the city during the tractor rally in New Delhi on January 26.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
Farmers on tractors remove concrete barricades installed to prevent them from entering the city during the tractor rally in New Delhi on January 26.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

Delhi Police Commissioner holds security review meeting after violence

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Additional DCP Central's operator was attacked with a sword at ITO on Tuesday during the violence, it added.
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Farmers gather at Red Fort during their tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Farmers gather at Red Fort during their tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Farmers’ tractor rally violence: 22 FIRs filed by Delhi Police so far

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:33 AM IST
The national capital descended into chaos as thousands of farmers protesting against the three laws passed in September to reform the agriculture sector on Tuesday stormed into Delhi’s Red Fort
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Freedom fighter and late former Union home minister Govind Ballabh Pant’s nine-foot-tall statue. (Source: Parliament Archives)
Freedom fighter and late former Union home minister Govind Ballabh Pant’s nine-foot-tall statue. (Source: Parliament Archives)

Parliament: Govind Ballabh Pant’s relocated statue to be unveiled in Delhi today

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:33 AM IST
The statue was the first to be moved out as construction for the new Parliament complex began on January 15
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Representational image. (REUTERS)
Representational image. (REUTERS)

Delhi to conduct Covid vaccination drive today to make up for R-Day

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:52 AM IST
On Monday, the city had vaccinated 7,408 beneficiaries of the 8,100 targeted, crossing the 90% mark for the first time since the nationwide roll-out of the vaccination drive on January 16
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83 police personnel were injured, with several public and private properties being damaged in this act of vandalism by the rioting mob, said the Delhi Police in a release.(PTI)
83 police personnel were injured, with several public and private properties being damaged in this act of vandalism by the rioting mob, said the Delhi Police in a release.(PTI)

Farmers' protest: Ghazipur mandis, NH-9, NH-24 closed, says Delhi traffic police

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:51 AM IST
  • Heavy security has been deployed near the Red Fort where a group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags yesterday.
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Representational image. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality very poor, likely to improve marginally today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST
CPCB recordings show that the overall AQI of Delhi on Tuesday was 330, in the “very poor” zone. This was a slight slip from Monday’s AQI of 323, which was also in the “very poor” category
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Closed token counters at a Delhi Metro station. (Soumya Pillai/HT Photo )
Closed token counters at a Delhi Metro station. (Soumya Pillai/HT Photo )

Lal Quila Metro station's entry, exit gates closed: DMRC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:06 AM IST
  • Metro services were shut all across central, north and west Delhi yesterday after the farmers’ protest in the national capital turned violent
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Farmers arrive at Red Fort during their tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Farmers arrive at Red Fort during their tractor parade on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Many Delhi routes restricted day after farmers’ tractor rally violence

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Delhi Traffic Police officials said that on Wednesday morning, the roads around Ghazipur fruit and flower market, National Highway-24 and National Highway-9 were closed for traffic
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Mr Nadeem is an exuberant man, his enthusiasm is infectious—he laughs a lot, even behind his black handkerchief-mask, and it’s a stage performance each time he serves up a cream roll.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Mr Nadeem is an exuberant man, his enthusiasm is infectious—he laughs a lot, even behind his black handkerchief-mask, and it’s a stage performance each time he serves up a cream roll.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The cream roll flâneur

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:28 AM IST
  • A street hawker, Muhammed Nadeem, travels to most parts of Delhi-NCR.
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Farmers and Delhi Police personnel clash during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers and Delhi Police personnel clash during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

One protester dies at ITO, 86 police personnel hurt

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:21 AM IST
  • One of the police personnel who has a head injury is “critical” and is admitted to the intensive care unit.
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A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

From farm to fist: Rampage at Red Fort’s ramparts

By shiv sunny, Anvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:06 AM IST
  • The farmers were not supposed to be at Red Fort at all. The monument did not fall along the pre-decided routes the three rallies were to take.
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A Delhi metro train in transit amid dense fog and cold wether near Yamuna River Bank, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
A Delhi metro train in transit amid dense fog and cold wether near Yamuna River Bank, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Security to stay tight, no plans to shut down borders, Delhi metro today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:03 AM IST
  • Following the violence at Central Delhi’s ITO, East Delhi and several other parts, Delhi’s borders in East Delhi as well as the DND was briefly blocked.
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