Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Delhi State and Delhi Police

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a series of notices to Centre, Delhi state government and Delhi police in pleas against hate speeches, registration of FIRs against the alleged supporters of communal tension and to find out anti-national forces. Notices have been issued in pleas for lodging of FIRs against the Congress leaders Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi as well as Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and former AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan for allegedly making hate speeches.

The petition by ‘Lawyers Voice’ has also sought setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) to look into the alleged hate speeches. The case will be next heard on 13 April.

The court also issued notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and the police on three separate applications — by Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, Vishnu Gupta and Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad — who have sought to intervene in a petition moved early this week for lodging FIRs against three BJP leaders for alleged hate speeches by them.

The high court bench headed by Chief Justice D N Patel also issued notices to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the Delhi government and the police seeking their stand on the plea which also wants registration of a case against those who were allegedly provoking citizens against CAA, including Congress leader Salman Khurshid and AIMIM leaders Waris Pathan and Asaduddin Owaisi.

A petition by Ajay Gautam has urged the court to direct the Centre to order the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to find out the “anti-national forces” behind the agitations and to probe the role of People’s Front of India (PFI) which is allegedly “funding, motivating and supporting the protests”.It has also sought the removal of protestors from all the roads which have been blocked in northeast Delhi by the use of “appropriate force”.

With Inputs from PTI

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