Is Delhi Police scared of Kapil Mishra?

The Delhi riots are a dark spot on sovereignty of our nation, but the probe of the matter is getting uglier with the Delhi Police moving ahead with partial probe


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The Delhi riots are a dark spot on sovereignty of our nation, but the probe of the matter is getting uglier with the Delhi Police moving ahead with partial probe. More than 100 charge sheets have been filed and 1400 people have been detained but the irony is that those who openly triggered violence with their hate speeches are in the good books of the Police while innocent are being harassed.

The agony of the Delhi riots comes fresh as the Delhi police goes ahead with the probe. More than 53 lives were lost , 500 people got injured and more than 753 FIRs were registered in the Delhi riots.

Over 100 charge sheets have been filed and around 1,400 people have been arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the riots.

But the whole exercise clearly seems to be under pressure and bias according to the revelations of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police.

Names of Communist leader Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav surfaced in disclosure statement of an accused in riots. Though the Delhi Police has clarified that this does not mean that people named are accused and evidences will be checked before legal action. But it cannot be denied that the only names that have come under scanner are of opposition leaders and those who show disagreement to the government. Others who have been named in the disclosure statement of the accused include economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor Apoorvanand and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy. Jawaharlal Nehru University students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal and Jamia Millia Islamia University student Gulfisha Fathima are accused in a case linked to violence. Yechury tweeted criticizing the Delhi Police for taking "illegitimate, illegal" actions under the command of the "BJP's top leadership".

Yogendra Yadav also tweeted that media reports referring to him or Yechury as "co-conspirators" were "factually incorrect". "Delhi Police is trying very hard to drag all any CAA protesters in the circle of conspirators. My only clarification is that as yet Delhi Police has not formally named me or Yechuri as conspirators or accused," Yogendra Yadav tweeted.

Congress will be raising the issue of Delhi violence and the partial probe being carried out by the Delhi Police. Retired IPS officer Julio Ribeiro, has written to Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava, questioning the probe into the Delhi riots cases. In his letter, Ribeiro has said that the Delhi Police is taking action against “peaceful protesters” while ignoring senior BJP leaders who made provocative, communal public speeches in the build-up to the violence.

An appeal for a fair probe into the 753 FIRs registered against peaceful protesters has been made in Ribiero's letter. Kapil Mishra's hateful speeches evidently circulated across social media after triggering violence, yet the Delhi Police deliberately failed to register offence against him.

"Why Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma have not been arraigned before the courts of law while deeply hurt Muslim women, peacefully protesting against discriminations based on religion, were lodged for months together in jail,” Julio wrote. What is the reason for this unfair partial action , is the Delhi Police scared of Kapil Mishra and other BJP leaders?

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