Delhi Riots: 270 Eminent Citizens Write to CM Kejriwal Urging Probe by Retired Judge

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published Published on Jul 28, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 30, 2020

The signatories have said that Delhi police have botched up the probe to “conceal the role played by BJP leaders in the communal violence”.

New Delhi: Nearly 270 prominent citizens of Delhi have urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to institute an independent probe under a retired judge into the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year. Citing six reasons for demanding such a probe, a letter by the citizens said it would “bring confidence to the people of Delhi and take forward the necessity to punish those guilty and to bring justice to the victims also.”

The letter also referred to how the police investigation and prosecution into various FIRs filed in relation to the violence was botched up and has not evoked much hope since. “The totally one sided and politically motivated reports of the Delhi police regarding the communal violence is also in sharp contrast to the report and recommendations of the Delhi Minority Commission,” it said, adding that “this makes the setting up of such a probe all the more urgent.”

The signatories to the letter, who include Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) N.I. Razzaqui; former Foreign Secretary Muchkund Dubey; former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah; CPI(M) politburo member Brinda Karat; social activists Harsh Mander and Swami Agnivesh; journalists H.K. Dua and Mrinal Pande; former Planning Commission member Sayeda Hameed; and academicians Prabhat Patnaik and Jayati Ghosh, among others, also reminded Kejriwal about the “grave disquiet and concern about the unfair, unjust, one sided and manufactured ‘investigation’ by the Delhi police.

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