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HC Chastises Delhi Police, Asks For Proof Against Pinjra Tod Member In North-East Delhi Riots

Lawstreet Journal 25 Aug 2020 9:10pm

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The Delhi High Court questioned Delhi Police to present the videos of Devangana Kalita member of Pinjra Tod group (women’s collective group) giving instigating speeches which led to the riots on February 25th in the north-east Delhi. But when the HC asked the Delhi Police, they did not have any videos of her giving instigating speeches during the communal violence and they are alleging that she was one of the members behind all the commotion in north-east Delhi. 

Devangana Kalita, a JNU student is a member of the Pinjra Tod group and the Delhi Police claims that she was instigating people before the riots happened on February 24 and 25 and also on February 22 and 23. There was a large crowd gathered behind the Jafrabad Metro station in north-east Delhi on these days protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). 

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait stated while listening to their arguments, “show me any portion of speech recorded by media or anyone else which showed Kalita instigated the mob to commit the crime?” As there was a large gathering there was media everywhere and recording everything, so there have to be videos showing the same. It was further replied by ASG S.V Raju appearing for Police that they have no recording for February 25 when the violence took place, but they have presented witnesses showing the involvement of Kalita in instigating the mob. It was also admitted by the accused that she was present there during the incident. 

The ASG contended that it… Continue Reading...

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