DELHI VIOLENCE LIVE UPDATE : FIR Filed against AAP Corporator Tahir Hussain, Charged with Murder

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said no one, irrespective of their party allegiance, involved in the violence should be spared, an FIR was register against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain.

DELHI VIOLENCE LIVE UPDATE : FIR Filed against AAP Corporator Tahir Hussain, Charged with Murder

Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: Hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said no one, irrespective of their party allegiance, involved in the violence should be spared, an FIR was register against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain. He has been slapped with Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the complaint was filed at Dayalpur Police Station. BJP leader Kapil Mishra had earlier tweeted a video, claiming it showed Hussain hurling petrol bombs and stones from the terrace of his residence as violence raged in areas of Northeast Delhi. However, Hussain has claimed that he himself had been a victim of mob violence.

Kejriwal earlier announced a number of compensation schemes for those affected and injured in the violence that flared up in parts of Northeast Delhi since Sunday. He said the Delhi government will bear the costs of medical treatment of all those injured and being treated in private hospitals, and that orders in that regard will be issued by evening today. The Delhi government has also started sending food supplies in curfew-affected areas, he said.

The Delhi High Court today allowed the Centre's impleadment in the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar granted four weeks to the Centre and the police to file their replies to the PIL seeking lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders, even as counsel for the petitioner Colin Gonsalves pleaded for an earlier date, saying, "10 to 12 people are dying every day”.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that as the Centre is responsible for maintaining law and order in Delhi, it be made a party in the matter, which was allowed by the court.

At the outset, Mehta told the bench that 48 FIRs have been lodged in relation to the violence and there be no judicial intervention till normalcy is restored in the national capital. The FIRs lodged so far relate to arson, looting and deaths.

The death toll in the deadly violence that has rocked parts of Delhi for three days rose to 34 today. While a brittle quiet settled over parts of riot-hit northeast Delhi on Wednesday, violence was reported from some other places, with shops set ablaze and the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer found in a drain in Chand Bagh.

The Delhi Police said 106 people have been arrested so far for their alleged involvement in the violence and 18 FIRs registered.

No untoward incident was reported on Wednesday and PCR calls from North East Delhi have reduced," said Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mandeep Singh Randhawa. The police also released two helpline numbers -- 011-22829334, 22829335 — for people to reach out during distress and any information related to violence. People can also share details on helpline number 112.

Randhawa said all those miscreants who created trouble are being identified and there is CCTV footage and strong evidence.

As police conducted flag marches and security personnel spread out across the northeastern edge of the national capital in a bid to quell the violence raging since Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first reaction appealed for peace and brotherhood.

Asserting that it was important for calm to be restored at the earliest, Modi said on Twitter, "Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy."

In the evening, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visited some riot-hit areas.

"What has happened has happened. Inshallah, there will be complete peace here," he said as he walked through the mostly-mixed neighbourhoods and congested lanes of northeast Delhi and met locals.

Doval on Tuesday had undertaken a late-night tour with Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and newly-appointed Special Commissioner SN Shrivastava. The latter’s appointment came in the wake of Patnaik facing flak for failing to curb the spiralling violence in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump's visit, said sources.

Heavy presence of police and paramilitary personnel was seen in violence-hit areas, including Shiv Vihar, Gokalpur, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Chand Bagh. People here mostly kept indoors as prohibitory orders were imposed and police personnel conducted flag marches.

One of the worst hit areas, Shiv Vihar wore a deserted look with large deployment of police and paramilitary personnel. Several shops and houses were gutted in rioting in the area in the past two days.

Feb 27, 20208:50 pm (IST)

Earlier in the day, Tahir Hussain had spoken to CNN-News18 and said, "If police comes to arrest me, I will surely cooperate. There is a threat to my life."

 

Feb 27, 20208:27 pm (IST)

FIR Against Tahir Hussain | An FIR has been registered against AAP corporator Tahir Hussain under Section of 302 (murder) at PS Dayalpur. He has been accused in the murder case of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, whose body was recovered from a drain in Chand Bagh today.

 

Feb 27, 20208:10 pm (IST)

Of 38, a total of 34 deaths have been reported from Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital alone, while 3 deaths were reported at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and one at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital. At the GTB hospital, 24 people were brought dead while 9 died in the hospital.

 

Feb 27, 20208:06 pm (IST)

Death Toll Rises to 38 | Another death was reported at GTB hospital around 8 pm, taking the toll to 38.

 

Feb 27, 20207:57 pm (IST)

Delhi Waqf Board to Set Up Relief Camps | The Delhi Waqf Board will set up relief camps in violence-hit areas of the city and distribute ration kits in the affected areas, a member of the Board Himal Akhtar said. As directed by Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan, the relief camps will be set up in northeast Delhi areas that were affected by the riots. Distribution of milk and biscuits for children and ration kits have also started, Akhtar said.

 

Feb 27, 20207:46 pm (IST)

Police seals a factory belonging to AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain in North East Delhi's Khajoori Khaas area.

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Police seals a factory belonging to AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain in North East Delhi's Khajoori Khaas area.

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Feb 27, 20207:36 pm (IST)

CPM Offers Help in Restoring Peace | CPI(M) writes to CM Arvind Kejriwal offering help in his efforts to restore peace in northeast Delhi, and urging him to convene an all-party meeting to "unitedly ensure communal harmony" in city

 

Feb 27, 20207:17 pm (IST)

Confidence Building Measures Being Taken: LG | "Around 105 persons have been arrested/detained in North-East district in connection with riots. As confidence building measures, 14 meetings have been organized in North East District with the stake holders of Aman Committee," says Baijal.

 

Feb 27, 20207:08 pm (IST)

"Directed Special CP (Vigilance) assisted by officers of EDMC, Health Department and District Administration to meet the injured/families of deceased personally and ensure that all steps are taken to provide all possible assistance to them," he says.

The LG further tweets, "Directed @DelhiPolice for continued adequate deployment of force, patrolling & area domination, swift & effective response to any situation, prompt registration of FIRs & expeditious investigation, strict enforcement of directions u/s 144, visible presence with outreach & CBMs."

 

Feb 27, 20207:07 pm (IST)

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal held a review meeting with the members of police, health department, fire service and other agencies concerned. "Adequate staff including 3 Spl. CsP, 6 Jt. CsP, 1 Addl. CP, 22 DCsP, 20 ACsP, 60 Inspectors, 1200 staff and 200 women staff along with 60 COYs of CAPF and reserve forces have been deployed on round the clock basis in affected areas in shifts," he says after the meeting.

LG Delhi@LtGovDelhi

Held review meeting regarding law and order situation in East/North East Delhi with Addl. CS (Home), @DelhiPolice, Commissioner, EDMC, Pr. Secy (Health), Director, Delhi Fire Service & other agencies concerned.

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Feb 27, 20206:55 pm (IST)

Poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar called out the Delhi Police for inaction amid riots, saying, "So many killed, so many injured, so many house burned, so many shops looted so many people turned destitutes but police has sealed only one house and looking for his owner. Incidentally his name is Tahir. Hats off to the consistency of the Delhi police."

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So many killed , so many injured , so many house burned , so many shops looted so many people turned destitutes but police has sealed only one house and looking for his owner . Incidentally his name is Tahir . Hats off to the consistency of the Delhi police .

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Feb 27, 20206:45 pm (IST)

Erdogan Denounces 'Massacres' in India | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounces 'massacres' committed against Muslims in India.

 

Feb 27, 20206:28 pm (IST)

UN Rights Chief Expresses 'Great Concern' | The UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Thursday voiced "great concern" over India's amended citizenship law and reports of "police inaction" in the face of communal attacks in Delhi, urging political leaders to prevent violence. "Indians in huge numbers, and from all communities, have expressed - in a mostly peaceful manner - their opposition to the Act, and support for the country's long tradition of secularism," she said.

"I am concerned by reports of police inaction in the face of attacks against Muslims by other groups, as well as previous reports of excessive use of force by police against peaceful protesters. This has now widened into broader inter-communal attacks, with 34 people killed since Sunday. I appeal to all political leaders to prevent violence," said the former Chilean president.

 

Feb 27, 20206:16 pm (IST)

Priority is Ensuring Peace: Manoj Tiwari | Ensuring peace in riot-affected areas of northeast Delhi and bringing the perpetrators of the violence to book were of utmost priority, local MP and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said today. He visited Yamuna Vihar and interacted with the residents and his party's local representatives to take stock of the situation.

 

Feb 27, 20206:02 pm (IST)

SIT to Probe Riots: Randhawa | A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under the Crime Branch and all the FIRs so far have been transferred to the team, says PRO Randhawa.

 

Feb 27, 20205:57 pm (IST)

Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa addressed the media on the current situation in the national capital. "There is a decrease in distress calls. The situation is under control." he says.

The officer further informs, "48 FIRs have been registered and more FIR's will be lodged after checking the facts. More than 20 FIR under process. Over 1000 CCTVs have been found and are being analysed."

 

Feb 27, 20205:53 pm (IST)

Mayawati Wants SC-supervised Probe into Delhi Violence | BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded a Supreme  Court-supervised probe into the communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi and said that the Centre and the AAP government should pitch in together to compensate people for the loss suffered in the riots. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said police should be given a free hand to control the law and order situation in the national capital. In a statement, she said the recent violence in northeast Delhi was much like the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "It is very sad and condemnable," the statement said quoting Mayawati.

 

Feb 27, 20205:34 pm (IST)

BJP Responsible for Delhi Violence: Akhilesh | Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav blamed the BJP for the communal violence in the national capital, saying this is their "Gujarat model", and alleged that the saffron party does politics "by spreading hatred". The death toll in the violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in areas in northeast Delhi increased to 34 on Thursday, and over 200 people are injured. "BJP is responsible for the riots. It's their Gujarat model, which is nothing but spreading hatred," Yadav said when asked about the violence in Delhi.

 

Feb 27, 20205:24 pm (IST)

After BJP's Kapil Mishra trained his guns on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding call details of AAP councillor Tahir Hussain be probed, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir too has upped the ante. Gambhir tweeted, "Throwing corpse of IB jawan Ankit Sharma in the drain after killing him, sheltering rioters at home and throwing petrol bombs! Such allegations are being labelled on a representative! If this proves to be true, neither public, the law or God will forgive you." He added, "Arvind Kejriwal, your silence is deafening."

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IB जवान अंकित शर्मा को मार कर लाश नाली में फ़ेंक देना, घर में दंगाइयों को पनाह देना और पेट्रोल बम फेंकना! ऐसे आरोप एक प्रतिनिधि पर लग रहें है! अगर ये साबित होता है, तो ताहिर हुसैन को ना जनता माफ़ करेगी, ना कानून और ना भगवान

Mr @ArvindKejriwal, your silence is deafeaning

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Feb 27, 20205:13 pm (IST)

Death Toll at 37 | The death toll in the deadly violence that has rocked parts of Delhi for three days rises to 37. as per latest information. 

 

Feb 27, 20205:10 pm (IST)

Chand Bagh Residents Demand More Police Deployment | The residents complained of delay in police action during the violence and also demanded deployment of more police in their area. They also requested him to set up more police booths in the areas so that people could approach them whenever needed.

 

Feb 27, 20205:09 pm (IST)

SN Shrivastava Visits Chand Bagh | Delhi Police Special Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Thursday visited Chand Bagh, one of the worst violence-hit areas, to see the destruction caused by rioters and talk to the area residents. Talking to Shrivastava, the 1985-batch IPS officer widely tipped to be the next Commissioner of Delhi Police, the area residents put forth a charter of demands on which he assured of swift action and cooperation.

 

Feb 27, 20205:04 pm (IST)

The US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs condoled the deaths of people in Delhi, saying, "Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased and injured in New Delhi. We echo PM @NarendraModi’s call for calm and normalcy and urge all parties to maintain peace, refrain from violence, and respect the right of peaceful assembly. AGW."

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Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased and injured in New Delhi. We echo PM @NarendraModi’s call for calm and normalcy and urge all parties to maintain peace, refrain from violence, and respect the right of peaceful assembly. AGW https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1232581653916155912 …

Narendra Modi@narendramodi

Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

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Feb 27, 20205:00 pm (IST)

'Gujarat Model' Replicated in Delhi; Shah Must Go: NCP | Alleging that "Gujarat model" has been replicated in Delhi which has witnessed large-scale communal violence over the CAA, the NCP on Thursday called for Union Home Minister Amit Shahs resignation. The responsibility of maintaining law and order in Delhi is with the Union home ministry. Maharashtra minister and NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik also demanded a probe into whether the home minister could not handle the situation in the national capital or he had allegedly given instructions to the police to not respond quickly to the situation.

 

Feb 27, 20204:56 pm (IST)

Don't Make Irresponsible Statements, India Tells OIC | The Centre on Thursday urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation not to indulge in “irresponsible statements” at this time after the Islamic bloc condemned the violence in New Delhi in the last few days. “Law enforcement agencies are on the ground and they are working to normalise the situation. So, I request (OIC) not to make any irresponsible statements,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, adding that it creates more problems than it solves. Read More

 

Feb 27, 20204:49 pm (IST)

Security forces hold flag march in Khajoori Khaas area of violence-affected North East district.

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Delhi: Security forces hold flag march in Khajoori Khaas area of violence-affected North East district

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Feb 27, 20204:49 pm (IST)

Rajasthan MP Naresh Gujral wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal saying, "I would urge you to look into this matter so that serious complaints receive the urgent attention that they deserve and the situation in Delhi is brought under control expeditiously."

 

Feb 27, 20204:38 pm (IST)

Do Not Spare Those Responsible for Riots: Kejriwal | The chief minister goes on to say that those behind the riots should not be spared, even if he is a member of my Cabinet.

 

Feb 27, 20204:36 pm (IST)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls for strict action against all those responsible for the violence and arson in Delhi. "There should not be any politics on this. Whoever provoked riots should not be spared. What are you taking reactions for? Is this how the criminal justice will run?"

 

Feb 27, 20204:34 pm (IST)

Delhi CM Announces Compensation | The chief minister announces compensation for the loss suffered by people during the past few days.

- Rs 10 lakh to the kin of those who died. 
- Rs 5 lakh to the kin of minors who died.
- Rs 5 lakh to those incapitated
- Rs 3 lakh to those orphaned 
- Rs 25,000 for rickshaws 
- Rs 50,000 for e-rickshaws
- Rs 5 lakh for burnt houses 
- Rs 2.5 lakh for houses that were substantially but not fully burnt down 

Source : News18