Jamia, Delhi riots arrests made after analysis of forensic reports: Police

The police's reaction came after some lawyers, activists, and over 20 film personalities criticised it over the handling of the cases

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Investigations into the Jamia Milia Islamia violence and Northeast Delhi riot cases were done impartially, and arrests were made after analysis of forensic evidence, the Delhi Police said on Monday (April 20).

The police’s reaction came after some lawyers, activists, and over 20 film personalities including Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mahesh Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah, on Sunday (April 19) criticised it over the handling of the cases.

“While investigating Jamia and northeast (Delhi) riot cases, Delhi Police has done its job sincerely and impartially. All the arrests made have been based on analysis of scientific and forensic evidence, including video footage, technical and other footprints,” the Delhi Police tweeted.

Last year in December, police had allegedly entered the Jamia Milia Islamia campus after protests over the Citizenship (Amendment Act), being held a few metres away from the varsity, turned violent.

“The Delhi Police is committed to upholding the rule of law and bringing conspirators, abettors and culprits of the Northeast Delhi riots to book and secure justice to victims,” the police said.

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The communal clashes in February had claimed 53 lives and over 200 people were injured.

“It will not be deterred by the false propaganda and rumours floated by some vested elements who try to twist facts to their convenience,” it said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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