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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.
Natasha Narwal was arrested in the case for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the riots.(Twitter)
Natasha Narwal was arrested in the case for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the riots.(Twitter)

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail pleas of Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said in a case of conspiracy of such a large scale, not having a video was not so vital as generally conspiracy, by its very nature, is hatched in secrecy and not having videos of such a conspiracy was obvious rather than doubtful.
Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020(HT Photo)
Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020(HT Photo)

Amit Shah reviews Delhi Police, lauds them

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:40 AM IST
Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020, the handling of the ongoing farmer agitations at Delhi border points, and the enforcement of the Covid-19 lockdown last March. He also made a slew of announcements related to policing in the city.
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Delhi Riots: Court grants bail to two accused

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The court noted that the prosecution was opposing both the bail pleas on the strength of their categorical identification by beat officers -- Constable Vipin and Head Constable Hari Babu, in their statements recorded on April 7, 2020.Their identification was hardly of any consequence, it said.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Riots case: During bail hearing, lawyers allude to epics Mahabharata, Ramayana to draw parallels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Communal violence had broken out in north-east Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, leaving 53 people dead and around 400 injured.
New Delhi, India - Dec. 16, 2020: People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Dec. 16, 2020: People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cold spell continues in Delhi and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Kalita trying to create narrative to implicate Kapil Mishra, say police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:18 AM IST
As per the case of the prosecution, Kalita was a part of the organisation Pinjra Tod which actively participated in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and instigated the riots.
A man sweeping the floor at the premises of the damaged Rajdhani School after communal violence in north-east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shiv Vihar, Karawal Nagar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man sweeping the floor at the premises of the damaged Rajdhani School after communal violence in north-east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shiv Vihar, Karawal Nagar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: No investigation done, says court; gives Faisal Farooq bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:35 AM IST
Farooq, however, will continue to stay in jail in connection to another matter in which the Delhi high court had dismissed his bail plea.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots planners ran a well-oiled, sustained campaign: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:11 AM IST
In the supplementary charge sheet filed in the conspiracy leading to the riots in February, the special cell of the Delhi Police have detailed the role of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and Faizan Khan.
Graffitis are seen at now dismantled anti CAA, NRC and NPR protest site in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Graffitis are seen at now dismantled anti CAA, NRC and NPR protest site in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

In Delhi riots charge sheet, police claim outsiders launched Shaheen Bagh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:50 AM IST
In the charge sheet, filed on Sunday in the Karkardooma court, the special cell alleged that Imam and his accomplices had distributed pamplets, mobilised clerics from nearby mosques and made announcements.
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Court defers taking cognizance of riots conspiracy charge sheet against Khalid, Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:23 AM IST
The Delhi High Court had stayed the trial in the case on November 11 while hearing Delhi Police’s appeal, challenging a trial court order of supplying hard copies of the charge sheet to all suspects.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots conspiracy: Police file charge sheet against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:17 AM IST
This is a supplementary charge sheet. Earlier, the police had charged 15 persons in the same case but did not name Khalid, a former JNU student leader.
The Delhi government has directed its universities and other higher education institutes to give a three-month relaxation to students from the riot-affected northeast parts of the city in submission of original documents for admission.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)
The Delhi government has directed its universities and other higher education institutes to give a three-month relaxation to students from the riot-affected northeast parts of the city in submission of original documents for admission.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)

College admissions: Riot-hit northeast Delhi students to get 3 months more to submit original documents

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The Delhi government has directed its universities and other higher education institutes to give a three-month relaxation to students from the riot-affected northeast parts of the city in submission of original documents for admission.
The committee’s scrutiny came following a string of reports from news outlets that accused Facebook executives of bending rules on hate speech and unlawful content in order to protect business and political interests.(AP)
The committee’s scrutiny came following a string of reports from news outlets that accused Facebook executives of bending rules on hate speech and unlawful content in order to protect business and political interests.(AP)

FB officials stepped in to bend rules: Ex-employee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 01:56 AM IST
The committee is looking at the possible role Facebook played in fanning the communal violence in north-east Delhi in February that claimed 53 lives.
A video journalist stands near a car burnt during last week’s violence in north-east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A video journalist stands near a car burnt during last week’s violence in north-east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Police to seek funds to distribute hard copy of 17,000-page riots charge sheet to 15 accused

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:22 AM IST
The Delhi Police has told a local court that it will have to get funds sanctioned from the Delhi government to supply the hard copies of the 17,000-page charge sheet to the 15 accused in the Delhi riots conspiracy case.
File photo of Umar Khalid(Pic: Hindustan Times)
File photo of Umar Khalid(Pic: Hindustan Times)

‘Not allowed to meet anyone’: Delhi riots accused Umar Khalid tells court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Khalid was arrested under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the communal violence that took place in Northeast Delhi in February this year.
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain.(PTI File)
Suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain.(PTI File)

Delhi riots: Court dismisses Tahir Hussain’s bail plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Hussain had in his interviews before his arrest had said that he was a riot victim and not an accused. He had also claimed that his family members had to flee the neighbourhood during the riots because they were feeling unsafe
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)

Delhi riots: Umar Khalid’s judicial custody ends on October 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Khalid was arrested under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the communal violence that took place in north east Delhi in February this year.
Police have cited messages that the nine arrested people had shared on a WhatsApp group -- “Kattar Hindu Ekta”-- that was created during the riots to attack members of the other community.(AP file photo)
Police have cited messages that the nine arrested people had shared on a WhatsApp group -- “Kattar Hindu Ekta”-- that was created during the riots to attack members of the other community.(AP file photo)

Delhi riots: Police file supplementary charge sheet, name 9 for promoting religious enmity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:33 AM IST
Delhi Police have filed a supplementary charge sheet against nine people in connection with one of the north-east Delhi riot cases and added sections of promoting enmity between different groups in the name of religion.
RAF personnel seen on patrol at Shiv Vihar after six months since the North East Delhi riots, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)
RAF personnel seen on patrol at Shiv Vihar after six months since the North East Delhi riots, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO/For Representative Purposes Only)

Experts to examine mental health of Delhi riots accused

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:40 AM IST
The man, through his counsel, had sought bail stating that he was a “person of unsound mind.” Along with the bail plea, the counsel had also submitted the man’s medical records on August 28.
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

How the Delhi riots probe polarised society | Analysis

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The police investigation has polarised the public. While a section finds the police biased for targeting the anti-CAA protesters, the other justifies the police action, clamouring for stringent legal action against the accused in the UAPA charge-sheet. The truth lies somewhere in between
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)

Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22 in UAPA case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
The names of the political leaders have been mentioned in the disclosure statements of the suspects and the witness that are attached as an annexure to the charge sheet on an alleged conspiracy behind the riots in north-east Delhi that left 53 people dead and 607 injured.(AFP File)
The names of the political leaders have been mentioned in the disclosure statements of the suspects and the witness that are attached as an annexure to the charge sheet on an alleged conspiracy behind the riots in north-east Delhi that left 53 people dead and 607 injured.(AFP File)

Politicians who addressed anti-CAA protests mentioned in Delhi riots charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:42 AM IST
The political leaders have not been charged or named as accused in the charge sheet
Firefighters stand near a rescue vehicle as they douse burnt-out tyre market premises following clashes in Delhi.(AFP file)
Firefighters stand near a rescue vehicle as they douse burnt-out tyre market premises following clashes in Delhi.(AFP file)

Delhi riots: 26 former DGPs respond to Ribeiro’s letter, show support for police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Ten former IPS officers, including ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Julio Ribeiro, had questioned Delhi Police’s probe into Delhi riots cases,and accused them of implicating anti-CAA protesters
Mishra hailed the police on arresting Khalid and likened the riots with 26/11 attacks.(HT Photo)
Mishra hailed the police on arresting Khalid and likened the riots with 26/11 attacks.(HT Photo)

Why no action against ruling party leaders, ask former top cops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:07 AM IST
The letter written by IPS officials to Delhi police commissioner SN Shrivastava was shared on social media platforms a day after the Delhi Police arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots.
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