High Court on Delhi Violence
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The High Court while hearing the pleas over deadly Delhi riots has given a notice to the Delhi government and the police to publish the names of those arrested in the northeast district Delhi violence case.

The High Court gave orders while hearing Brinda Karat’s plea that demands Delhi Police to publish the names of those arrested in the northeast district Delhi violence case.

Delhi High Court quoted “compliance with sec 41c of CrPC, which mandates police to display names of arrested persons on notice board outside police control rooms.”

Further, the court also directed the authorities to preserve DNA samples of all dead bodies.

It added that the hospitals will not dispose of any unidentified body till March 11, the next date scheduled date for the hearing.

The court also directed all the government hospitals “to videograph autopsies of people killed in Delhi violence.”

The High Court had earlier shifted the case to be heard on April 11, after which the petitioners appealed in the Supreme Court to take a decision “expeditiously”. The Supreme Court directed the Delhi High Court to listen to all the pleas related to the violence today.

The pleas include the immediate registration of FIRs against BJP leaders—Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma—for their inflammatory speeches made during Delhi elections.

The Delhi riots that began on February 24 in the northeast districts of Delhi lasted for over 72 hours and claimed over 50 lives. The most affected areas were—Bhajanpuri, Jaffarabad, Gokulpuri, Chand Bagh—of Delhi.

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