Mob attacks Delhi Police after three Nigerians detained for illegal stay


Screengrab from a video showing the mob attack on Delhi cops on 8 January 2023. Twitter/@Faizabdii

New Delhi: A mob comprising over 100 African-origin people attacked Delhi Police personnel on Sunday after the cops arrested three Nigerians overstaying in the capital.

The incident happened in the Neb Sarai area. The Nigerians’ visas had expired and they were detained by the anti-drugs force.

The mob managed to free in the three Nigerians in the incident that happened at 2:30 pm.

“At the same time, a mob of over 100 people of African origin surrounded them and obstructed the police operation. Two of the three detained managed to successfully escape during the chaos, but the police managed to catch one of them, 22-year-old Philip, again,” India Today quoted DCP (South) Chandan Chowdhary as saying.

Following the incident, again a joint team of Delhi Police and the anti-drugs unit reached Neb Sarai and detained four Africans including a woman.

Once again the police team was attacked by a mob. However, the cops managed to bring the detained persons to the police station. The process to deport them has started, India Today reported.

With inputs from agencies

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