Opposition leaders meet President, search probe into Delhi riot circumstances

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 17

A delegation of high leaders from 5 Opposition events on Thursday referred to as on President Ram Nath Kovind and sought a probe into the Delhi riot circumstances by a Commission of Inquiry headed by a sitting or retired choose.

The leaders submitted a joint memorandum to Kovind.

The delegation included Congress get together treasurer and MP Ahmed Patel, CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury, CPI president D Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and  RJD MP Manoj Jha.

In the memorandum, the leaders complained that the Delhi Police was appearing in a  partisan method. It is implicating those that participated in anti CAA-NRC-NRR agitation, and political leaders against ruling BJP dispensation on the Centre.

They alleged that the police was shielding BJP leaders, together with Union Minister Anurag Thakur and MP Parvesh Verma, and Kapil Sharma who made hate speeches calling for violence earlier than the outbreak of the riots.

“The Delhi Police under the direction of the Union Home Minister is orchestrating a script that is linking peaceful anti-CAA-NPR-NRC protests to this violence,” the leaders alleged.

Consequently, many harmless activists, well-known intellectuals and political leaders are being focused, they added.

They drew Kovind’s consideration to the naming of senior political chief Sitaram Yechury in a supplementary charge-sheet regarding the violence.

Expressing outrage, they stated  such a “manufacturing of conspiracy” by the Delhi Police “is a diversion from identifying and punishing the perpetrators of this communal violence”.

The victims of this violence are being arrested whereas the perpetrators are let scot free, they added.

Riots had damaged out in north-east Delhi amidst the excessive ardour of anti and professional CAA stir in February. More than 50 individuals misplaced their lives within the violence.

The police are additionally investigating the conspiracy angle regarding the violence.


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