Heading to hospital, out for work, shopping for clothes — many who were killed in last year’s riots were going about their lives when they were caught in the violence. A year later, their families can’t help but wonder if things could have been different. The third of a series that tracks families of the 53 victims.
“To tackle challenges, we will have to first understand them and, accordingly, bring changes in the way we function. Each police station of Delhi Police should set five targets for improvement and better performance by 2022, that is, when India completes 75 years of independence,” said Amit Shah.
In its chargesheet, police claimed Kumar led a procession and supported — along with others named as accused — seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus on February 9, 2016, during an event to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Arrested Monday night by personnel of the Special Cell southwestern range, 41-year-old Sandeep Singh Sidhu alias Deep Sidhu was sent to police custody for seven days by a Tis Hazari court in Delhi though police had sought his custody for 10 days.
Following the meeting three months ago, DCPs asked SHOs to start looking for digital volunteers. Cyber teams from various districts were also asked to tap resident and market welfare groups, with a focus on those who have verified Twitter handles.
Police have so far lodged 44 FIRs and arrested 122 people in connection with the violence till date. Most farm leaders, many of whom had been participating in talks with the Centre, have also been named in the FIRs.
All 14 DCPs present in the meeting gave an explanation, following which they were asked when their personnel first fired teargas, when they alerted their seniors about the situation, and when they passed on information to other districts.
The FIR, one of the 33 registered in connection with the violence during the tractor march, also states that the protesters allegedly tried to snatch MP5 guns and SLRs from policemen, but only snatched 40 live cartridges.
Thirty-seven farm union leaders, including six spokespersons of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), have been named in an FIR registered at the Samaypur Badli police station, in Outer Delhi, based on a complaint filed by Inspector Anil Kumar.
Data from Traffic Police shows that 82,17,692 notices were issued by speed cameras, 18,03,293 challans by red light violation detection cameras and 16,92,308 for other violations in the last year. However, the amount received in fines last year was Rs 1,24,17,23,000 as compared to Rs 94,08,03,900 in 2019.