Delhi Police chief SN Shrivastava Tuesday mentioned the pressure is serving its oath and the Constitution with conviction and integrity, asserting its investigations in legal instances are guided by details and proof not by reputations and personalities.
Responding to former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro’s current letter through which he had questioned the police’s investigation within the Delhi riots, Mr Shrivastava mentioned there are a number of entities who’ve their causes to weave a “web of deception” and push a “false narrative of bias and insensitivity” on the a part of the police.
“The Delhi Police is serving the oath and the Constitution with conviction, integrity and sensitivity, without fear of any self-proclaimed ‘true patriots’ or favour towards any class, creed or community,” Mr Shrivastava mentioned in an e-mail reply to Mr Riberio.
The Delhi Police Commissioner mentioned the pressure has up to now arrested 1,571 folks in reference to the riots with out differentiating on the premise of caste or faith, and they’re nearly equally distributed amongst each the communities.
The police investigations in legal instances are guided by details and proof, not by reputations and personalities, he mentioned.
Mr Shrivastava mentioned Ribeiro in his letter has appropriately talked about registration of 751 FIRs into the northeast riots, including the actual fact of registering of such numerous FIRs alerts the Delhi Police’s intention of a good dealing.
“While we do not differentiate a complainant on the basis of caste or religion, it may be mentioned solely for the purpose of clearing any doubt in the minds of people questioning our probe, that more than 410 FIRs were registered on the complaints of minority community,” Mr Shrivastava mentioned.
The different neighborhood accounted for over 190 FIRs, he mentioned, including the remaining had been registered on the premise of Daily Diary entries.
“It is best that the criminal justice system, with its inherent checks and balances may be allowed to work, lest lending one’s name inadvertently imparts a false aura of credibility and authenticity to these concocted and motivated stories,” he mentioned.
Also, anyone aggrieved with the investigation can all the time search judicial treatments, he mentioned.
The Delhi Police has examined a big majority of individuals who both have a job within the northeast Delhi riots or have info that may assist arrive on the fact, Mr Shrivastava mentioned, including the police have questioned individuals with out regard to their faith and get together affiliation.
“It has collected documentary evidence, including scientific evidence, to support its case. The specific details, understandably, cannot be shared at this stage,” he mentioned.
“Chargesheets in many cases have been filed while investigation is continuing in many others. The above details have been given to dispel any impression that one may harbour,” he mentioned.
Ribeiro, a former Mumbai Police chief, has been amongst a choose group of eminent residents who’ve been elevating varied points regarding legislation and justice.
“As a career police officer who has held numerous responsible positions, you (Ribeiro) are aware of the false perceptions that are often created by interested groups,” Mr Shrivastava added.
On Monday, Mr Shrivastava had mentioned a cost sheet might be filed by Thursday in reference to a conspiracy case within the northeast Delhi riots because the pressure is approaching in the direction of the ultimate league of investigation.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha had additionally mentioned the riots had been results of a “planned conspiracy” as a result of throughout the investigation, the police discovered a standard sample the anti-CAA protesters adopted: block the street visitors.
“It was the first indicator that there was a conspiracy due to which it all started,” he had mentioned.
The Police chief had additionally mentioned the some folks with “good social media presence” had been making an attempt to “take away the sheen from the investigation”.
“As we’re approaching in the direction of the ultimate finish of investigation, Umar Khalid (former JNU scholar) has additionally been arrested. So, there’s increasingly form of a cry, particularly within the social media and likewise on the TV channels. (They) are attempting to remove the sheen from the investigation.
“You know that folks whom we’re investigating, many (of them) have an excellent social media presence,” the Commissioner had mentioned.
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