- Salman’s investigation into Delhi riots reaches Salman Khurshid
- A protected witness took Khurshid’s identify in an announcement recorded earlier than a Justice of the Peace
- Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Vrinda Karat additionally named, allegations of inflammatory speech
Riots unfold in north-east Delhi in February of this 12 months (Delhi Riots) In the investigation has reached the warmth of Congress chief and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid. A protected witness within the case has recorded his assertion earlier than the Justice of the Peace that Salman Khurshid gave inflammatory speeches, after which this violence unfold. The assertion of this witness has been recorded underneath part 164. Police declare that the protected witness was concerned within the core workforce of the rioters. Apart from Khurshid, well-known lawyer Prashant Bhushan, CPM chief Brinda Karat have additionally been named by some accused for making inflammatory speeches.
The riot accused Khalid Saifi has taken the names of Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Salman Khurshid of their assertion filed underneath Section 161 earlier than the police. Explain that the assertion recorded in part 164 is extra necessary than the assertion recorded underneath 161.
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However, the Delhi Police investigating the riots has not talked about the inflammatory speech in its cost sheet. The police has stored the identify of the witness who recorded an announcement in opposition to these leaders in entrance of the Justice of the Peace confidential, whereas the identify of the opposite accused has been made public.
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There had been riots in north-east Delhi between 23 and 27 February, through which 53 folks had been formally killed. On July 13, Delhi Police filed an affidavit within the Delhi High Court, in line with which 40 Muslims and 13 Hindus had been killed on this riot. Delhi Police has thus far registered a complete of 751 FIRs within the case. The police refused to make the data associated to the investigation public and stated that it accommodates many delicate info, which can’t be uploaded on the web site.
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