Police Gives Clean Chit To BJP Leaders, Its Personnel In Riots
Syed Ali Ahmed | India Tomorrow
New Delhi, July 15 – Delhi Police has given clean chit to BJP leaders including Kapil Mishra for their involvement in North-East Delhi riot held in February that claimed 53 lives, a large number of persons sustained injuries and properties worth thousands crores of rupees gutted in fire.
The riot continued for three days from January 24 to January 26 in North East Delhi
The Police in its affidavit submitted to the Delhi High Court on July 13 said that during investigation of the rioting cases it had not found any evidence that would have given any indication of BJP leaders’ involvement in the riots. The affidavit was submitted responding to a bunch of PILs that had sought FIR against politicians of BJP including Kapil Mishra, AAP and Congress party.
Kapil Mishra had given ultimatum to the police for getting the road cleared from anti CAA-protestors at Jafrabad Metro Station a day before the riot broke out.
The PIL has also alleged that several leaders had given hate speeches before the riots.
Even evidence was not found against police officials for their involvement in the riot cases, the police affidavit said.
The police in its affidavit assured that if during investigation any evidence is found against any suspected persons, FIR would be registered. At present no fresh FIR is needed.
As the petitioners of the PIL were not present in the court, the police sought their dismissal.
The police said that the petitioners have selectively chosen certain speeches and incident to settle their hidden agenda. They have ignored the other incidents of violence that suggested that they are motivated. They are not bonafide.
Questioning the Delhi Police for its conduct during the riots Delhi High Court on February 27 asked to register FIR against those who had made hate speeches. The court also expressed pain over the communal riots.
It had also played clips of a speech made by Mishra in Maujpur, issuing an ultimatum to Delhi Police to clear the anti-CAA protesters; Anurag Thakur’s election campaign speech where he chanted “Desh ke gaddaron ko” and had the crowd responding “goli maaro…”; BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh’s comment “these people will enter your homes and rape your sisters and daughters”; slogans such as “police ke hatyaaron ko, goli maaro…” raised by a crowd led by BJP MLA Abhay Verma in Laxmi Nagar.