Received thousands of videos, hope to find clue in Ankit Sharma murder mystery from these footages: Amit Shah (Photo Credit: ANI)
New Delhi :
Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday told Lok Sabha that no one involved in the Delhi violence - irrespective of their religion, caste or party affiliation – will be spared. The home minister also said that Delhi Police has received several videos shot by citizens and these footage will help solve the murder mystery of IB official Ankit Sharma.
Replying to a debate on the Delhi riots in the Lok Sabha, Shah said it will be a lesson for the country on what befalls those who indulge in rioting. Shah said prima facie the violence appears to be a pre-planned conspiracy.
Facing opposition criticism over alleged inaction by the Delhi police during the violence last month, Shah appreciated the police for not allowing the riots to spiral. While expressing grief over the death of people in the violence, Shah said the Delhi police succeeded in controlling riots within 36 hours. He said that a total of 2,647 people have been detained or arrested.
Despite opposition’s criticism over alleged inaction by the Delhi Police during the violence last month, Shah appreciated the police for not allowing the riots to spiral.
Complimenting the Delhi Police for controlling the riots within 36 hours, Shah said its actions ensured that the violence was “limited to a geographical area” and did not spread.
He said that a total of 2,647 people have been detained or arrested in these riots “which prima facie is a pre-planned conspiracy”.
About 700 FIRs were filed, 152 weapons used in violence seized so far and 49 cases lodged under Arms Act, he informed the House.
A case of conspiracy was filed after looking at how the riots spread in such a short span of time, Shah said, adding that more than 300 people apparently came from Uttar Pradesh.
Expressing grief over the loss of lives and conveying his condolences to the bereaved families, Shah said he wants to assure them that no one who was involved in the riots will be spared.
“We will spare no one irrespective of their religion, caste and political affiliation. Such action will be taken that it will be lesson for the country on what befalls those who indulge in rioting,” he said.
He assured the House that CCTV footage is being analysed using face identification software, and took a dig at the opposition, saying that the software does not discriminate on the basis of religion or clothes.
He said details of voter identity cards and driving licences were fed into the software which helped identify 1,100 people.
Responding to the opposition’s criticism on not visiting riot-affected areas, Shah said he didn’t want to divert the attention of Delhi police at such a sensitive time.
With PTI Inputs