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New Delhi: Hearing the matter of violence in Northeast Delhi, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to ask the police commissioner to lodge FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders in connection with the violence. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'They Made Communally Charged Slurs, Took Kapil Mishra’s Name,' Says Man in Viral Photo
While hearing a plea seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests of those involved in the communal violence, a bench of justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh of the Delhi High Court said the situation outside was very unpleasant. Also Read - ‘Not Scared of Hate Campaign’: Kapil Mishra Says He Didn’t Commit Crime by Supporting CAA
The court asked Mehta and Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Rajesh Deo whether they have seen the video of alleged speeches of BJP leader Kapil Mishra.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that he does not watch television and has not seen those clips, and on the other hand, Deo said he has watched the video of BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma but has not seen the video of Kapil Mishra’s hate speeches.
After hearing the remarks, Justice Muralidhar said that he is really amazed at the state of affairs of the Delhi Police. He also asked the court staff to play Kapil Mishra’s video clip in the courtroom.
However, the hearing in the courtroom witnessed heated arguments between Solicitor General Mehta and Delhi government counsel Rahul Mehra.
Mehra in the court stated that the issue has been settled by the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on the powers of the Centre and the Delhi government and everyone should respect the Rule of Law of the country.
On the other hand, Mehta stated that the Union of India is also a stakeholder in the matter and he has been instructed by the LG to appear.