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Mirchpur riot: witnesses to get security

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2011 00:32 IST

The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Delhi and Haryana governments to provide security and travel facilities to the witnesses of the Mirchpur violence case till their testimonies are recorded. The court also asked the principal secretaries of the two states’ home departments to hold discussions on February 17 on providing comfort to the witnesses while they are on their way to record their statements.

Justice Hima Kohli, in an order, made it clear that in case the senior officers fail to comply with the court’s direction, they would have to appear in person to explain the reasons for delay before the Delhi district court February 19.

Justice Kohli, hearing a petition of the Delhi government for permission to provide security to the witnesses in the Capital, said: “Both the governments should sit together and chart out a plan on security of the witnesses who have to appear before a Delhi court to record statements.”