New Delhi: Reiterating his party’s stand, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that no rioter, who is found guilty in Delhi violence, will be spared. The statement from the Chief Minister came in response to a question over the allegation that AAP leader Tahir Hussain was involved in the killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was recovered from a drain in the Chand Bagh area on Wednesday. Also Read - Delhi Violence: High Court Gives Police Month Time to Review Action on Hate Speeches
“Any person who is found guilty should be given stringent punishment. If any Aam Aadmi Party person is found guilty then that person should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security,” he said. Also Read - Delhi Violence: ‘BJP Working to Restore Peace’ Says Javadekar, Blames Congress For Doing Politics
The Delhi CM also said that no rioter from whichever party they belong should be spared in Delhi violence which has claimed 35 lives so far.
He also stated that under the Delhi government’s ‘Farishte’ scheme, free-of-cost medical treatment will be given to those affected in this violence at any private hospital.
Kejriwal further announced that the Delhi government will give Rs 10 lakh compensation to families of those killed in riots, and Rs 5 lakh to those who are seriously injured during the violence.
Addressing the press conference, Kejriwal said the Delhi government will set up special camps for people to get documents burnt during the arson.
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Earlier in the day, AAP leader Sanjay Singh also stated that anyone found guilty of being involved in Delhi riots should be punished, irrespective of the party or religion.
“From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion, action must be taken against them if guilty,” party leader Sanjay Singh told ANI.
He also added that Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police and media about mob entering his house during the violence. “He had asked police for protection. The police came eight hours late and rescued him and his family from his house,” Singh said.
On Wednesday, family members of Intelligence Bureau Officer Ankit Sharma alleged that a few people who were pelting stones from the building belonging to AAP leader and Municipal Councillor Tahir Hussain in Chand Bagh had killed Sharma.
In the last five days, at least 35 people, including a police head constable, have died and nearly 200 people have been injured in the violence that started on Sunday night in Jaffrabad area.