New Delhi: As the blood-stained Northeast Delhi is slowly returning to normalcy, the crime branch of Delhi Police will investigate 47 murder cases which were filed after the communal violence broke out in the national capital. Also Read - Delhi Violence: PMO Calls Meet With Insurers For Quick, Hassle-free Settlements
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The Delhi Police stated that some of the cases have already been transferred to the crime branch, and the remaining cases in the communal violence will be shifted either on Tuesday or Wednesday.
However, it is becoming a tough task for the police to investigate the matter as tracing eyewitnesses has become a daunting challenge for the force.
“We met several people in the riots-hit areas and no one has come forward to give us authentic and credible evidences so that we can proceed with our investigation. It is feasible to detain people for rioting after analysing CCTV footage, but not so easy in case of murders,” police said.
Sources at Delhi Police stated that till now police are relying only on eyewitnesses as several CCTV cameras were vandalised in the riots.
The whole episode came to limelight when clashes on February 23 broke out between pro and anti-CAA groups near Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi.
Slowly from there, the violence started spreading to Maujpur, Babarpur, Chand Bagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajan Pura, Yamuna Vihar and Mustafabad areas of northeast Delhi and the whole violence has claimed at least 47 lives and left over 200 injured.