Supreme Court To Hear Pleas On Delhi Violence Today
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday, petitions urging directions for the arrest of BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Parvesh Varma and Anurag Thakur for making alleged hate speeches.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday, petitions urging directions for the arrest of BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Parvesh Varma and Anurag Thakur for making alleged hate speeches. In the petitions filed by Delhi riot victims, activist Harsh Mander and others they accused the BJP leaders of making alleged hate speeches and being responsible for the Delhi violence by inciting people.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde had on Monday, deferred the hearing to today. Hearing in a similar petition filed by Harsh Mander and other activists was adjourned to April 30 by the Delhi High Court.
North East Delhi witnessed multiple incidents of violence last week. Riots in Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Gokulpuri, Jafrabad, Bhajanpura and other areas. The riots claimed 47 lives and left more than 200 people injured.
Delhi police have constituted two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) headed by a DCP each, to probe riots in the national capital. Close to 900 people have been detained and more than 254 cases filed.
Police sources have stated that they are cracking down on the suppliers of illegal arms. A large number of illegal guns are said to have found their way into the national capital and were used in violent incidents last week. Most of the people who were killed or injured in the riots, sustained gunshot wounds, media reports quoted doctors as saying.