A man and his daughter have been arrested for “attempting to provoke” the police in the capital after an incident in which police fired tear gas to disperse a protest over the death of an Indian businessman.
Police had on Monday detained a 26-year-old man and four women, including his daughter, after a man had been injured by tear gas during an incident at a protest against the death in December of Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire investor and former chairman of Reliance Industries, a major Indian telecoms and power company.
The incident took place in a commercial area of the city’s western suburbs, about a kilometre from a police station, where protesters were gathered to mark the death.
Police have arrested four men for allegedly trying to “incite public disorder” and have filed a case of murder.
They have been released on bail pending further investigations.
Reliance Industries is owned by Mukesh’s father, Mukesh, who is also the chairman of the conglomerate, the biggest private equity fund in the world.
In December, Ambani’s body was found in a pond near his home.
Ambani had suffered a heart attack on the way to a hospital and died hours later.
The death sparked a wave of protests in India against the government’s plans to privatise the country’s public utilities.
The protesters had called for a nationwide protest on Wednesday, but police had told them to stay away.
The protests also led to the arrest of an alleged rioter in Mumbai, who was subsequently released after posting bail.