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After Delhi clashes, mob targets cops in Karnataka over online post

  The Delhi Police have arrested 20 persons and detained two juveniles in connection with the violence that broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in the Jahangirpuri area of the Capital on Saturday, while fresh communal clashes have been reported from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
In the Jahangirpuri area, the Delhi Police also held meetings with “Aman Committees” amid heavy deployment of forces as an uneasy calm prevailed there.
Police officials said 21-year-old Aslam, who allegedly fired a bullet that hit a sub-inspector, was among those arrested. A pistol was recovered from Aslam, who is a resident of a slum in Jahangirpuri, the police said.
RAF personnel keep a vigil at Jahangirpuri in New Delhi. PTI
The police said there had been stone-throwing and arson during the clashes between two communities that left eight police personnel and a local injured. Some vehicles were also torched.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said an FIR was registered under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 147 (rioting) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and the Arms Act. “One of the accused persons, identified as Mohd Aslam, opened fire that hit a sub-inspector of the Delhi Police. The pistol used by the accused during the commission of crime has been recovered from his possession,” Rangnani said.
“Drones and facial recognition software are being used to identify those involved in creating the ruckus,” said another senior police official.
Meanwhile, in the old town of Hubballi in Karnataka a large number of people are reported to have allegedly gone on the rampage damaging many police vehicles, a nearby hospital and a Hanuman temple and injured some police officials on duty over a social media post in the early hours of Sunday.