New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Special Commissioner of Police Praveer Ranjan about the necessity of issuing a letter to the chief of the teams probing the riots in northeast Delhi.
The letter stated the arrest of "some Hindu youths" from the riot-hit areas which had led to a degree of resentment among the Hindu community. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait asked Praveer Ranjan to place five such letters issued by him in front of the High Court.
"Such types of letter are not known under CrPC to instruct the officers. However, it is not in dispute that senior officer time and again as per the current situation going on at the particular time," said Justice Kait as quoted by Indian Express.
“Accordingly, I hereby direct Respondent No. 4 (Ranjan) to send five such letters which he or his predecessor issued on receipt of complaint/input/representation in a sealed cover within two days,” he added.
On July 8 Praveer Ranjan had stated in an order taken by him that due care and precaution must be taken while arresting the accused. This was addressed to the senior officers who were heading probe teams.
The authorities were challenged in the court by the families of two persons killed in the Communal riots in February- Sahil Pravez's father was shot dead in front of his house along with his father Mohd Saeed Salmani's mother was also lynched inside her house.
The High Court will decide on this petition after pursuing the documents which will be filed by SC Ranjan. The further hearing in this matter will be on August 7.
In the previous hearing of High Court via video conference on July Ranjan was also present he said: “I will come with all the orders. I will show the direction issued in this particular matter Mr. Pracha is raising.”
“I have very specifically mentioned in the beginning that this is an intelligence input, which we received through some agency. These advisories have been issued to all concerned. Not only by me but by the Special CP Intelligence also… The newspaper title that was issued in the interest of a particular community. That was not the purpose,” he added.