The SIT investigation shows that Bangladeshi criminals were involved in riots in Seemapuri

NEW DELHI: The survey of violence what happened during the found that at least who are Bangladeshis , were involved in the clashes that took place on December 20.

Sources said all of them were staying illegally in JJ colonies on the city’s borders. The Bangladeshis were earlier arrested for carrying out burglaries. Police sources said they have been identified and will be arrested soon. The SIT will now be probing who funded the protests as it suspects a foreign hand in it. The team will also visit Tihar Jail to interrogate the arrested rioters.

During it, a group protesting on the border between Delhi and Ghaziabad suddenly turned violent and began throwing stones at parked vehicles. When the police tried to intervene, the mob chased the handful of policemen and threw broken stones and bottles at them.

The SIT is investigating whether there was a common link between all the riots. They are also trying to find out the source from which such large meetings were mobilized in Seelampur and Daryaganj. Some of the WhatsApp groups are being scanned through which young people mobilized to identify who motivated them.

It has been found that the riots were spearheaded by a handful of people. Efforts are on to establish whether they were the same set of people involved in sparking all instances of violence at Seelampur, Seemapuri and Daryaganj.

The analysis of the rumors circulating to enliven the riots indicated a well thought out strategy of someone who had been watching the events from a distance. The police were surprised to find troublemakers who already carried stones and Molotov cocktails when they arrived at the place.