Parvesh Verma, BJP MP accused of hate speech, to give one-month salary to families of slain cop, IB officer killed during in Delhi riots

Two Special Investigation Teams have been constituted under the Delhi Police's Crime Branch to investigate the communal clashes that rocked the northeast district since 23 February.

Press Trust of India February 29, 2020 16:23:52 IST
Parvesh Verma, BJP MP accused of hate speech, to give one-month salary to families of slain cop, IB officer killed during in Delhi riots
  • At least 42 people were killed and over 200 injured as frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals.

  • The Delhi High Court had on Wednesday directed the police to take 'conscious decision' with respect to lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches.

  • In the Assembly election, Verma courted controversy over his 'terrorist' statement against Arvind Kejriwal, following which he was banned from campaigning by the EC.

New Delhi: BJP MP Parvesh Verma, who is accused of making hate speeches, on Saturday said he would give his one-month salary each to the families of the policeman and Intelligence Bureau employee who were killed in the communal violence in northeast Delhi.

Parvesh Verma BJP MP accused of hate speech to give onemonth salary to families of slain cop IB officer killed during in Delhi riots

At least 42 people were killed and over 200 injured as frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals and police personnel earlier this week, the worst riots in Delhi in over three decades.

"I dedicate my salary of one month each as member of Parliament to the families of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal and IB officer Ankit Sharma, killed while doing their duty, in the unfortunate violence in Delhi," Verma, who represents West Delhi in the Lok Sabha, tweeted.

The Delhi High Court had on Wednesday directed the police to take "conscious decision" with respect to lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders, including Verma, in connection with the violence.

In the Assembly election, Verma courted controversy over his "terrorist" statement against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, following which he was banned from campaigning by the Election Commission.

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