Delhi HC to hear plea seeking arrest of persons involved in violent anti- and pro-CAA protests in northeast part of National Capital today

An NGO on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in the ongoing violence in North East Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Press Trust of India February 25, 2020 07:21:33 IST
Delhi HC to hear plea seeking arrest of persons involved in violent anti- and pro-CAA protests in northeast part of National Capital today
  • An NGO on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in the ongoing violence in North East Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act

  • The petition, which is likely to be mentioned before the high court, also seeks setting up of an SIT to inquire into the incident and compensation for those killed and injured in the violence

  • The petition filed by NGO Human Rights Legal Network (HRLN) has also sought an inquiry by a retired judge into the violence

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it would hear a plea seeking registration of an FIR and arrest of persons involved in the ongoing violence in North East Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The plea was mentioned before a bench of Justices GS Sistani and AJ Bhambhani for an urgent hearing today itself.

However, the court said it would be heard on Wednesday.

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The petition filed by human rights activist Harsh Mander sought setting up of an SIT to inquire into the incident and compensation for those killed and injured in the violence.

Advocate Neha Mukherjee, while mentioning the plea, said they are seeking that action should be taken against certain individuals who are inciting people and making hate speeches due to which violence has erupted in various areas of northeast Delhi.

It has also sought directions to the Centre for the deployment of the Army to maintain law and order in the national capital and areas where the "communal attack on people are most ferocious".

Delhi Police head constable, Ratan Lal, was among seven killed in the violence that erupted on Monday over the amended citizenship law.

 

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