Delhi riots: HC questions police on note by senior officer

Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Friday questioned the Delhi Police over an order, passed by the special commissioner of police to the heads of the teams investigating the Delhi riots, asking “what was the need of issuing such order”

“Your order seems mischievous, what was the need to issue such an order, is it a regular practice?” questioned a single judge bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait while hearing a petition which claimed that on July 8, Special CP (Crime & Economic Offences Wing) Praveer Ranjan wrote a letter to the riots probe teams, stating that there was anger and resentment among the Hindus in northeast Delhi after the recent arrests of some Hindu youth in connection with the Delhi riots.

The comments from the judge came after Central government standing counsel Amit Mahajan raised questions on the petition, filed by Sahil Parvez and Mohammad Saeed Salmani, saying, “It is a highly mischievous petition. Everything has been placed before My Lords and this petition should be dismissed with costs.”

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