Delhi car vandalisation case: 9 more Kanwariyas arrested

11 more arrested in Moti Nagar car vandalisation incident

The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, arrested nine more people in the case of car vandalisation by a group of Kanwariyas in Moti Nagar on August 7, taking the total number of arrested to 11.

Violence broke out in South Moti Nagar area on August 7 when a group of ‘Kanwariyas’ or devotees of Lord Shiva vandalised a vehicle and broke its windshield and windows. Armed with iron rods and sticks, the group smashed the car after the driver had allegedly tried to brush past one of them while moving on a busy road.

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The first arrest in the case took place on August 9. Taking cognisance of the matter, the Supreme Court directed the police to take strict action against those responsible for erupting violence and breaching laws.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, reiterated an earlier verdict, which stated that videography of every procession should be made.

The top court, while citing the 2009 judgement, also said that the organisers were responsible for any violence reported during the procession.

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