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Civil rights activists demand information regarding the arrested people in Delhi riots from Police

Team SoOLEGAL 2 Mar 2020 5:36pm

Civil rights activists demand information regarding the arrested people in Delhi riots from Police

New Delhi: For four days, violence raged through National Capital’s north-east region as mosques were set to fire, Muslims were burned alive in their homes, pulled out into the streets and lynched. Muslim businesses and land were set ablaze.

Aftermath of the horrific incident was followed with the filing of 148 FIRs by the Delhi Police, and arrest of 630 people in connection with the violence which left 42 dead and more than 200 seriously injured, many civil rights activists urged the police to show names of all those in their custody.

A letter signed by activists Anjali Bharadwaj, co-convenor of the National People's Right to Information Campaign, advocate Prashant Bhushan, CPI member Annie Raja, Amrita Johri, among others, said Section 41-C of the CrPC mandatorily requires the establishment of a police control room in all districts and Section 41-C(2) demands the display of the names and addresses of all arrested people.

"Despite the express mandate of law, the names and addresses of all arrested persons are not being displayed at the Police Control Room in North-East and Shahdra districts and police stations falling within the area”, a letter posted on twitter by Anjali Bharadwaj stated.

"In the present circumstances, such clarity will go a long way towards dispelling rumours and misinformation that are plaguing the lives of those affected. We appeal to you to ensure compliance with this legal requirement and continue towards restoring normalcy in the region," it added.

The appeal comes as many people in the area have been reported missing since the area has been seized by violence on. Family members and friends of the people in hospitals and mortuaries have been looking for their missing ones and are constantly visiting police stations to learn about them.



Tagged: Civil rights   Delhi riots   advocate Prashant Bhushan   Anjali Bharadwaj     
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