AGENCIES, New Delhi: Delhi Metro staff and security personnel at the Rajiv Chowk station on Saturday morning handed over six men to the Delhi Metro Rail Police after they raised incendiary slogans “desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maro sa***n ko”. A video clip of the sloganeering was also widely shared.
“In reference to a video clip going viral on social media, showing sloganeering by some passengers at Rajiv Chowk Metro station, it is to state that this incident happened today around 10:52 am at the station and DMRC/CISF staff immediately handed them over to the Delhi Metro Rail Police for further necessary action. “Under Delhi Metro O&M Act 2002, any kind of demonstration or nuisance is prohibited in Delhi metro premises. Any passenger indulging in such act is liable to be removed from the Metro premises,” the DMRC said in a statement.
Police said the six men have been detained and are being interrogated.
The slogan was the same with which Union minister Anurag Thakur had egged on a crowd to chant at an election rally in Delhi earlier this month.
Delhi has been on the edge over the past week after communal violence erupted in the capital’s northeast district that left at least 42 dead and hundreds injured.