The Delhi HC hearing a petition filed in connection with the inflammatory rhetoric behind the Delhi violence has accepted the demand of the Central Government to be a party in the matter. The Delhi HC has given 4 weeks time to the centre to respond.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta arguing on behalf of the Central Government said that the petitioner has cited only 3 videos selectively, whereas other than that there are videos of inflammatory speech. The current environment is not suitable for the fact that we selectively watch the same three videos (speech of BJP leaders). We also have more audio and video clips.
During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta demanded from the court that the Central Government should also be made a party in this matter. He said- It is the prerogative of the court to allow the Center to become a party or not. Mehta said, we are trying our best to normalize the atmosphere. In view of the present atmosphere, the intervention of court is not appropriate.
The Center and the police sought time to prosecute those who gave inflammatory speeches. A total of 48 cases have been filed so far. Police said that now it is not the right time to file a case, a case will be registered when the right time comes. Delhi Police said that it has decided that at present, it will not register a case against anyone of inflammatory speech.
According to Delhi Police, a total of 106 people has been arrested in the case so far and more arrests have to be made on the basis of CCTV footage. Police said that they have found photographs of outsiders and they have been identified. The next hearing of the case is to be held on 13 April.