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Delhi Police Questions DU Professor in Northeast Delhi Violence Case

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File photograph of policemen patrolling a riot affected space in New Delhi. (Reuters) The professor, who teaches Hindi on the varsity, mentioned he spent 5 hours on the Particular Cell’s workplace and his cellphone was additionally seized by the police. […]

File photo of policemen patrolling a riot affected area in New Delhi. (Reuters)

File photograph of policemen patrolling a riot affected space in New Delhi. (Reuters)

The professor, who teaches Hindi on the varsity, mentioned he spent 5 hours on the Particular Cell’s workplace and his cellphone was additionally seized by the police.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Final Up to date: August 4, 2020, 11:45 PM IST

Delhi College professor Apoorvanand was questioned by the Delhi Police’s Particular Cell in reference to the northeast Delhi riots, police mentioned on Tuesday. The professor, who teaches Hindi on the varsity, mentioned he spent 5 hours on the Particular Cell’s workplace and his cellphone was additionally seized by the police.

“On Monday, August 3, 2020, I used to be requested by the Particular Cell, Delhi Police, to seem earlier than it within the investigation into FIR no 59/20 associated to the violence that occurred in NE Delhi in February, 2020. I spent 5 hours there. The Delhi Police additionally thought of it essential to seize my cellphone for the aim of investigation,” he mentioned in a press release shared on-line.

He urged the police to conduct a “thorough and truthful probe” within the matter.

“Whereas cooperating and respecting the correct of police authorities to conduct a full, truthful and thorough investigation, one can solely hope that the probe would concentrate on the true instigators and perpetrators of the violence in opposition to a peaceable residents” protest and the individuals of Northeast Delhi,” he mentioned within the assertion.

He additional mentioned the investigation mustn’t result in additional harassment and victimization of the protestors and their supporters, who asserted their democratic rights by way of constitutional means whereas stating their dissent to the passage of the Citizenship Modification Act, 2019 (CAA) and the choice of the federal government to operationalise the Nationwide Inhabitants Register (NPR) and the Nationwide register of Residents (NRC), all around the nation.

“It’s disturbing to see a idea rising which treats the supporters of the protestors because the supply of violence. I’d urge the police and anticipate their probe to be thorough, simply and truthful in order that fact prevails,” the professor mentioned.

The Delhi Police mentioned that the professor was summoned in a case regarding north-east riots, by Particular Cell, Delhi Police.

“He got here to Lodhi Colony workplace yesterday (Monday) afternoon in response to a discover and was examined in reference to the investigation of the case. As part of investigation, his cell phone was taken into possession by investigation crew,” the police mentioned.

In February, the northeastern components of the nationwide capital have been rocked by communal violence that claimed at the very least 53 lives and injured many individuals.

The police have been criticised for his or her dealing with of the investigation in varied quarters, together with by scholar activists, filmmakers and civil society teams, who’ve accused the drive of finishing up a “witchhunt” at a time when the nation is battling the coronavirus pandemic.


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