A day after a group of students and professionals from Northeast led a protest march and courted arrest demanding justice for 19-year-old Arunachal boy Nido Taniam, the Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the Delhi Police and the state government.
The court chided the police after victims’ family said that no arrest or progress has been made in the case even after a week. The court further asked the police to file a report on the number of postmortem cases referred to hospitals and average time taken for the report.
Pulling up the government for the lack of forensic facilities, the court said that it was forced to grant bails to accused in wake of poor forensic facilities. It said conviction cannot be expected if there is no forensic facility.
Taking grievance of people from Northeast into consideration, the court asked the Delhi government to publicise measures for sensitisation and security of the people from that region. In this regard, the police said each district has a nodal officer to look into the affairs of people from Northeast.
The High Court also told the government to recruit more police officers from northeastern states, not only at seniors posts but also at junior levels.
The court directed CBI, AIIMS counsels to get report by Monday as it would give the next hearing on Monday.
Nido Taniam, a 19-year-old student died on January 29, following a scuffle at Lajpat Nagar where a shopkeeper teased Nido over his hair and look.