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#Delhiriots: Notice in Plea Seeking Preservation of Video Footage – Delhi HC


Notice was issued in a plea seeking the preservation of video footage pertaining to the riots that broke out in the North- East Delhi. Notices has been issued to central government and Delhi Police by the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar. The matter will next be taken up on March 27/.

Petition Seeks –

  • Preservation of all video footage from the riots affected areas from February 23 to March 1 for the purpose of collecting evidence not removing the debris without the collection of the said evidence.
  • The court to constitute a Special Investigation Team, headed by a retired Supreme Court or Delhi High Court judge
  • That members of the Delhi Police shall be excluded from this SIT.
  • That a separate and 'especially empowered body' to enquire into all aspects of planning, preparation and causing of the riots.

As a rehabilitation measure, the Petitioner has asked for a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to pay adequate compensation to all the riot victims as per a scheme which is similar to the scheme providing compensation to the victims of the 1984 riots.

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