The party also demanded a probe into the "role" of former BJP MLA Sunil Kumar Vaidya in this connection.

"Communal violence in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi is an unpardonable act which has been committed in a pre-planned manner to polarise the society on religious lines," said an official statement released by the party.

Making an appeal to people of the area to maintain peace and clam, AAP said, no attention should be given to rumours being spread by "vested interests" to create discord between communities.

The party said that it had sought a report from its MLAs - Raju Dhingan and Manoj Kumar, representing Trilokpuri and Kondli Assembly constituencies about the reasons behind the communal flare-up and the prevailing situation.

"Both of them have been spending their nights in the affected area to prevent any further disturbance. The first- hand account narrated by them has brought out very disturbing developments, which make it clear that there is a political design behind this communal tension in Trilokpuri and its adjoining areas.

"The AAP demands that Delhi Police should probe the role of former BJP MLA Sunil Kumar Vaidya in the entire incident, since there are credible reports that he had convened a meeting on Diwali night and trouble started only after that," the statement said.

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