Do not wait for out orders, take action: Delhi Court to Delhi Police
New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police over the violence in the Northeast district of the national capital. The court was hearing a plea filed by retired bureaucrat Harsh Mander on violence in which 20 people have been killed.
The court mentioned that the matter is very sensitive and no delay in hearing will be done in the case; it also asked the Delhi Police to go ahead with their action and not wait for the court's order.
In the petition, the petitioner had sought judicial enquiry into the incidents of violence, deployment of army and compensation for the victims.
The protest started in Jafrabad, Maujpur and other areas of Northeast Delhi on Saturday, but flared up on Monday. The groups protesting for and against the Citizenship (Amendment) act or CAA were seen roaming on streets with swords and pistols. Houses and vehicles in the area were torched and more than 250 injured in two days of violence.
The Centre has been continuously reviewing the situation - Home Minister Amit Shah held three meeting in 24 hours and National Securoty Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval visited the violence hit areas on Tuesday night.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has meanwhile asked Amit Shah to deploy the Army in the region. Kejriwal said the police, despite all its efforts, had been unable to control the situation.
"I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect," he tweeted on Wednesday.