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A view of a tyre shop that was set on fire in the Delhi riots at Gokulpuri Delhi last year.

Delhi riots: Police move HC challenging order which called its probe 'callous'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 10:53 PM IST
In its plea, the force submitted that the trial court's July 13 order was in 'violation of the principles of natural justice.'
More than 50 people lost their lives in the northeast Delhi riots (Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)
More than 50 people lost their lives in the northeast Delhi riots (Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)

Delhi riots: City court delivers first judgment, acquits sole accused in a case

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat observed that witnesses’ testimonies are in ‘complete contrast to each other.’
A protester hurl stones during a clash between anti CAA and pro CAA demonstrations, at Bhajanpura in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)
A protester hurl stones during a clash between anti CAA and pro CAA demonstrations, at Bhajanpura in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)

Court fines police for ‘callous’ riots probe

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 05:52 AM IST
Judge Vinod Yadav told the Bhajanpura police station SHO to submit 25,000 fine, and slammed police for ‘miserably failing in its duties’.
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)

Delhi riots: HC dismisses student activist’s claim of illegal detention

PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 02:35 AM IST
Fatima was arrested on April 11 last year and is currently under judicial custody. Besides this case, she is also accused in three other riots related cases.
Senior advocate Harish Salve is representing Facebook official in the top court.(Reuters)
Senior advocate Harish Salve is representing Facebook official in the top court.(Reuters)

SC to hear Facebook MD's plea challenging summons from Delhi assembly

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
Facebook plea challenges the September 10 and 18 last year notices issued by the committee that sought MD Ajit Mohan's presence as a witness before the panel
The Supreme Court.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to stay HC order granting bail to 3 students in riot case

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 01:41 PM IST
"The issue is important. It has pan India ramifications and so we would like to issue notice and decide the matter for the good of the country," the Supreme Court said.
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita outside Tihar after their release on Thursday. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita outside Tihar after their release on Thursday. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI)

Students freed after court pulls up cops

By Richa Banka, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 06:55 AM IST
JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha were freed around 7.30pm after spending a year behind bars, two days after they were granted bail by the Delhi high court.
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita (File Photo)
Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita (File Photo)

Delhi riots: Court grants release to three students, two days after bail order

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 12:08 PM IST
All three students were arrested in May last year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the case related to a large conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots which broke out in February last year.
Police also said that for each of the accused, one out of two sureties was pending verification.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Police also said that for each of the accused, one out of two sureties was pending verification.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)

Despite bail, students in prison as cops ‘verifying address’

By Richa Banka, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:23 AM IST
  • In a Delhi trial court, police sought six days to complete the verification of the “outstation permanent address” of all three accused people -- Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha
North-east Delhi violence case: The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order granting bail to Pinjra tod activists.(HT Photo)
North-east Delhi violence case: The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order granting bail to Pinjra tod activists.(HT Photo)

Delhi Police challenges HC order granting bail to Pinjra Tod activists in SC

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal were granted bail by the high court on Tuesday.
Protesters seen at the site of clashes, at Yamuna Vihar.
Protesters seen at the site of clashes, at Yamuna Vihar.

Bail for Delhi riots accused: Friends and family call it a victory for democracy

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 04:19 AM IST
The three student activists were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly instigating the February 2020 riots in north-east Delhi
Activist and former JNU student leader Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
Activist and former JNU student leader Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

Court rejects plea to produce Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in handcuffs

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 08:28 PM IST
The plea application which came up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav sought to produce the 2020 Delhi riots accused in “handcuffs in both hands from back side”, contending that they are “high-risk prisoners”.
File photo of jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal with her father, Mahavir Narwal. (Social media)
File photo of jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal with her father, Mahavir Narwal. (Social media)

Anti-CAA activist Natasha Narwal granted interim bail after father dies of Covid

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal has remained at Tihar Jail since May last year. Her family said that she was not even allowed to speak to her father, Mahavir Narwal, before he passed away of Covid-19. On Monday, the Delhi high court granted her a three-week interim relief for the last rites.
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protestors spiralled out of control(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protestors spiralled out of control(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Delhi riots: HC grants bail to two men in murder, conspiracy case

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • The high court directed that the two accused be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond of 20,000 each with one surety of like amount.
Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat issued the NBW against Faizan Khan after he did not appear before the court despite repeated calls.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat issued the NBW against Faizan Khan after he did not appear before the court despite repeated calls.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Delhi riots: Non-bailable warrant against accused Fazan Khan

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 03:24 AM IST
Communal violence had broken out in north-east Delhi on February 24, 2020, after clashes between the new citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.
Members of a wedding procession are seen walking on a road littered with debris and damaged vehicles, while smoke rises in the background at Karawal Nagar.(Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)
Members of a wedding procession are seen walking on a road littered with debris and damaged vehicles, while smoke rises in the background at Karawal Nagar.(Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Archive)

Delhi riots: HC vacates stay, trial court to hear arguments in conspiracy case

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 01:24 AM IST
Earlier, in November 2020, the high court stayed the trial after the police challenged an order by the trial court to supply hard copies of the 17,500-page charge sheet to all 15 accused.
According to the plea by Faizan’s mother, through advocate Soutik Banerjee, the police had illegally detained her son and denied him critical health care as a result of which he succumbed to injuries on February 26.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
According to the plea by Faizan’s mother, through advocate Soutik Banerjee, the police had illegally detained her son and denied him critical health care as a result of which he succumbed to injuries on February 26.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Riots: CCTVs were not working in station where beaten man was detained, HC told

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST
In an affidavit filed before justice Yogesh Khanna, through advocate Amit Mahajan, the city police said the CCTV cameras were not working owing to technical reasons and no tampering was noticed by the technician who had come to repair them.
In the report, which will be adopted by the House on Friday, the committee stated that in some cases officials involved in the verification process for disbursal of compensation did not provide accurate information leading to a mismatch between the actual losses the corresponding compensation amount received.
In the report, which will be adopted by the House on Friday, the committee stated that in some cases officials involved in the verification process for disbursal of compensation did not provide accurate information leading to a mismatch between the actual losses the corresponding compensation amount received.

Ruckus in Delhi assembly after riots report

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 02:21 AM IST
It was the first report on compensation being provided by the Delhi government to the victims of the riots in which 53 people were killed and more than 400 injured.
Lawyer Mehmood Pracha(MehmoodPracha/ Twitter)
Lawyer Mehmood Pracha(MehmoodPracha/ Twitter)

Lawyer Mehmood Pracha alleges raid at his office

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:12 AM IST
No senior officer of the Delhi police offered a response on Pracha’a allegations or the searches at his office despite calls and text messages.
CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands an independent, impartial probe into the Delhi riots.(PTI)
CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands an independent, impartial probe into the Delhi riots.(PTI)

Government wants no dissent at all: CPI(M) on one year of Delhi riots

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Speaking on the completion of a year since the northeast Delhi riots, Brinda Karat alleged that "there has been a deliberate subversion of justice as truth has been hijacked to serve political interests and save BJP leaders".
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (HT archive)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (HT archive)

How riots and the pandemic tore apart the lives of children of north-east Delhi

By Fareeha Iftikhar & Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:47 AM IST
As many as 53 people were killed and more than 400 injured in the riots that broke out in parts of north-east Delhi on February 23, 2020.
The following month, even as the country came to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic, Delhi Police started what would be one of the longest and most controversial investigations in recent years. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The following month, even as the country came to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic, Delhi Police started what would be one of the longest and most controversial investigations in recent years. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Multiple strands, piles of evidence: Inside the Delhi riots probe

By Prawesh Lama, karn pratap singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The clash snowballed into full-fledged Hindu-Muslim rioting between February 23 and 27 in parts of north-east Delhi. Fifty-three people were killed , 581 injured
The Delhi riots left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
The Delhi riots left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Then and now: At 5 Delhi riots hot spots, the memory remains

By Shiv Sunny, Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Revisiting the scenes of violence during the north-east Delhi riots, in which 53 people were killed and at least 581 were injured.
Also, 2,599 individuals have approached the North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission that was set up on April 13, 2020, in adherence to an order of the Delhi high court, a month after being approached by the Delhi government which sought the court’s intervention, citing several cases of mismatches and discrepancies in claim forms. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Also, 2,599 individuals have approached the North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission that was set up on April 13, 2020, in adherence to an order of the Delhi high court, a month after being approached by the Delhi government which sought the court’s intervention, citing several cases of mismatches and discrepancies in claim forms. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Delhi riots: AAP govt has disbursed over 26 crore as compensation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:12 AM IST
A second senior official, who did not wish to be identified, said that the government had received around 3,500 compensation applications, of which some are pending and others have been rejected.
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava.(ANI)
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava.(ANI)

Top cop hails police’s handling of anti-CAA protests, Delhi riots

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Shrivastava also praised the police’s efforts during the pandemic. “The force emerged from these challenging times by earning the goodwill, respect and trust of the people,” he said.
The Delhi riots, between February 24-26, left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
The Delhi riots, between February 24-26, left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Man held over death of constable during Delhi riots granted bail

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:09 AM IST
The court granted bail to Danish on a personal bond of 20,000 and one surety of the same amount.
The court also noted that according to the CDR, no call was made by him to any of the other accused in the instant case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
The court also noted that according to the CDR, no call was made by him to any of the other accused in the instant case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

High court grants bail to cab driver arrested in Delhi riots case

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 07:12 PM IST
The court said that according to the CDR of the accused cab drive -- Mohd Danish -- on the date of incident, February 24, 2020, "he was not even in the vicinity of the violence affected area i.e. Main Wazirabad Road".
Union Minister of State Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy greets the attendee as he attends the 74th Raising Day of Delhi Police, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)
Union Minister of State Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy greets the attendee as he attends the 74th Raising Day of Delhi Police, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)

Delhi Police tackled situation during R-Day violence responsibly, says minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • The minister also said that the police thwarted the anti-national forces while exercising maximum restraint.
BJP candidate from Model Town Kapil Mishra along with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan during a road show before filing the nomination for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 21.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
BJP candidate from Model Town Kapil Mishra along with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan during a road show before filing the nomination for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 21.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi riots: Police seeks report on plea seeking FIR against Kapil Mishra

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:44 AM IST
On February 23, 2020, Mishra visited the Jafrabad Metro station and held protests against those who blocked the road (anti-Citizenship Amendment Act, or anti-CAA, demonstrators) that runs underneath the metro station.
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