Delhi News Highlights: A Delhi court has said that the standard of investigation in a large number of 2020 northeast riots cases is “very poor” and sought the intervention of the Delhi Police Commissioner. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav made the observations while framing charges against one Ashraf Ali for allegedly attacking police officials with acid, glass bottles and bricks during the communal violence on February 25, 2020.
It is painful to note that in a large number of cases of riots, the standard of investigation is very poor, the Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) said, adding that in a majority of cases investigating officers (IOs) have not been appearing in court. Furthermore, ASJ Yadav said the police hardly bother about taking the investigation to a logical end after filing half-baked charge sheets, due to which the accused, who have been named in multiple cases, continue to languish in jails.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Delhi recorded 31 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero fatalities.
Earlier on Saturday, the Delhi government had announced a Rs 139 crore project to digitise healthcare management and hospital-patient interactions in the city through a cloud-based integrated management system and digital health cards. Officials said the Delhi cabinet has approved the budget and sanctioned funds to set up the ‘health information management system’, and the contract has been awarded to M/s NEC Corporation India Private Limited.