Delhi Violence updates: FIR against AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain; death toll climbs to 38

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Updated: February 28, 2020 8:42:19 am

The MEA said that what led to violence and what that happened will, of course, be a matter of investigation. But what is important to note was that law enforcement agencies were working on the ground.

Delhi Violence Live News, Delhi Riots Live Delhi Violence: Death toll rises to 33.

Violence in Delhi, North East Delhi CAA-NRC Protest News: Delhi Police has booked AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain under section 302 IPC (Punishment for murder). He was seen with rioters on his roof-top in multiple footages that went viral on Wednesday. The police have also formed two special investigation team to investigate all the cases related to riots.

The SITs have been formed under DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo. The teams will immediately take over the investigation of the cases connected with North East Delhi violence. According to reports, BK Singh, Additional CP Crime Branch will supervise the work of the two teams.

Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Gokulpuri and surrounding areas are the worst affected localities due to the violence that broke out on Sunday. Most shops were closed with their shutters bearing marks of the violence. The death toll on Thursday morning mounted to 38.

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    22:34 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    AAP suspends Councilor Tahir Hussain

    Aam Aadmi Party suspends Councilor Tahir Hussain from the primary membership of the party.  He has been booked under section 302 IPC. 

    21:55 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: 48 FIRs, 514 detained/arrested for questioning

    Ministry of Home Affairs: No major incident has been reported in the last 36 hours in any affected Police Station of District North-East. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 will be relaxed for a total of 10 hours tomorrow (Friday) in view of the improvement in the ground situation. So far, 48 FIRs have been registered. Police have detained/arrested 514 suspects for questioning. Further arrests would be effected in course of investigation.

    20:44 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    FIR against AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain

    Delhi violence: Delhi Police files FIR against AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain. Tahir has been booked under section 302 IPC (Punishment for murder) at Dayalpur police station. Tahir Hussain named in the 'Details' section of the FIR.  

    20:00 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Death toll rises to 38

    Delhi violence: Death toll rises to 38 (34 at GTB Hospital, 3 at LNJP Hospital and 1 at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital) in North East Delhi violence. (ANI)

    19:36 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    India rejects OIC statement on Delhi violence

    India rejects the statement issued by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on violence in Delhi. It said the remarks made by the Islamic organisation was factually inaccurate, selective and misleading. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was an effort to restore normalcy and create confidence. India urged such bodies not to make or issue such irresponsible statements.  READ FULL STORY 

    18:32 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    SIT constituted to probe Delhi violence

    A Special Investigation Team has been constituted under Delhi Police Crime Branch and all the FIRs have been transferred to the SIT. Two SITs of Crime Branch have been formed under DCP Joy Tirkey and DCP Rajesh Deo. The teams will immediately take over the investigation of the cases connected with North East Delhi violence. BK Singh, Additional CP Crime Branch to supervise the work of the two teams. (ANI)

    18:19 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Nothing inciting in my statement, says Kapil Sharma

    Kapil Mishra: "There was nothing inciting in my statement. I was talking to a Police officer that the road be cleared. If you call those blocking the road - agitators and those asking to clear it - terrorists, it shows your bias. I don't want to comment on a sub-judice matter."


    17:52 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Kapil Mishra questions those asking for action against him

    BJP Kapil Mishra on Delhi violence: "No question is being asked to people who are talking about dividing country or those on whose terrace petrol bombs were found. But someone who only requested for the road to be cleared as it was causing inconvenience to 35 lakh people is being called a terrorist."

    17:36 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Latest visuals from violence-affected North East Delhi

    Delhi violence: Drone visuals from violence-affected North East Delhi. There has been no fresh incident of violence in the last two days.

    16:46 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Arvind Kejriwal Rs 10 lakhs ex-gratia

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Delhi violence: Under the government's 'Farishte' scheme of free-of-cost medical treatment at any private hospital, those affected in this violence can get medical treatment. Compensation of Rs 10 lakhs each to families of those who have died." 

    16:41 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal talks tough on involvement of AAP leader

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the alleged involvement of AAP leader: Any person who is found guilty should be given stringent punishment. If any Aam Aadmi Party person is found guilty then that person should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security.

    16:20 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Centre must ensure peace in Delhi: RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi

    Delhi violence: RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi says that nobody has the right to take the law into their hands and the central government should ensure that peace is restored in Delhi. "The government should establish peace in areas where there is 'ashanti' (unrest). Nobody has the right to take the law into their hands," PTI quoted him as saying.

    15:57 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    AAP councilor Tahir Hussain breaks his silence over violence

    AAP councilor Tahir Hussain on Delhi violence: I worked to stop violence, I am innocent. I stopped people from climbing up my building. On February 24, police conducted a search of my building and moved us out from there and later, we were shifted to a safe location. Till 4 pm on February 25, police were present at the building. I requested the police to be present in the area as my building was being targeted and could be used for wrongful purposes. Delhi Police was present at the building, only they can tell what exactly happened. I will fully cooperate with the police." (ANI)

    15:44 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: CBSE postpones board exam - Details

    Delhi violence impact: CBSE has postponed the exams for class 10 and 12 scheduled for 28th and 29th February in North East Delhi and affected parts of Delhi Exams in the rest of Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly. 


    15:22 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: BJP questions silence of opposition on attacks on police

    Why are the other political parties silent on the attacks on the 56 policemen? Why are they silent on Ankit Sharma and the death of another police officer? So many journalists have been attacked as well: Prakash Javdekar


    15:15 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    BJP blames Congress for violence in North East Delhi

    Prakash Javadekar: Mani Shankar Aiyyar went to Pakistan and said: "we find hope in Shaheen Bagh". Salman Khurshid and Shashi Tharoor have supported protests like this. A lot of stuff that would cause violence was found at AAP's Tahir Hussain's house. Why is Congress silent on this?

    15:05 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: All 106 arrested people are locals, say Police

    All the 106 arrested people are locals and that more arrests will be made on the basis of CCTV footage recovered. Police also said that they have got visuals of outsiders and they are being identified: Delhi Police (ANI)

    14:55 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Hearing begins in Delhi High Court

    Delhi Police tell High Court that in a conscious decision, they've decided not to file an FIR for hate speech against anyone at this stage as it won't help in restoring peace and normalcy in the national capital. Delhi Police say they have filed 48 FIRs in the North East Delhi violence case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Delhi Police, says petitioner in his wisdom selected three speeches as hate speech but there are many such hate speeches.  (ANI)

    14:34 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: AAP councillor Tahir Hussain denies involvement

    AAP councillor Tahir Hussain on Thursday denied that he was involved in the riots or in the killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer whose family accused him of being behind the murder. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    14:25 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj demands narcoanalisys test of cops

    AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj has demanded a natcoanalysis test of cops. "If anybody is really interested in knowing the mastermind of riots. Here is sure shot technique. Put SHO s of Riot Hit area on Narcoanalisys Test, stream it live on News Channels. But, It will ensure ZERO riots in future. We will NEVER do it !! And we know why ?" he said in the Assembly.

    14:04 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    CBSE to conduct fresh exams for students in northeast Delhi

    CBSE to conduct fresh exams for students unable to appear for papers in other parts of city due to northeast Delhi violence. CBSE asks schools to send details of class 10, 12 students who were unable to appear for exams due to violence in NE Delhi.

    13:50 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Plea in Delhi HC seeks FIR against Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Owaisi

    Plea in Delhi High Court seeks FIR against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, AIMIM leaders Asaduddin Owaisi, Waris Pathan for hate speeches.

    13:48 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Plea in Delhi HC seeks FIR against Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka

    Plea in Delhi High Court seeking lodging of FIR against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, Priyanka, others for alleged hate speech by them.

    13:30 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Live News: L-G appoints SG Tushar Mehta to represent Delhi Police

    Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has appointed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Addl Solicitor General MK Acharya, advocates Amit Mahajan & Rajat Nair to represent Delhi Police in the matters related to law and order situation in the areas of North East, Shahdara and East districts of Delhi

    13:20 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Owaisi's anti-CAA rally in Thane put off after request by cops

    A public rally against CAA, NRC and NPR, scheduled to be addressed by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district on Thursday evening, has been put off following a request by the police.

    13:00 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Northeast Delhi violence: Death toll reaches 34

    Seven more fatalities have been recorded at three hospitals, taking the total death toll in the northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law to 34 on Thursday, senior officials told PTI.

    12:59 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    CM Kejriwal chairs high-level meeting

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a high-level meeting over Delhi violence. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Minister Kailash Gahlot and other officers also attended the meeting. In the meeting, it was decided to provide relief material to these areas.

    12:58 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence reflection on total failure of Centre: Manmohan Singh

    Senior Congress leader and former PM Manmohan Singh said. "We called upon President to suggest to him that what has happened in last 4 days in Delhi is a matter of great concern and a matter of national shame in which at least 34 people have died and 200 people are injured, it is a reflection on total failure of Central Government."

    12:49 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Sonia Gandhi demands removal of Amit Shah

    Speaking to reporters after submitting a memorandum to President, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said, "We call upon you (President) to ensure that life, liberty, & property of citizens are preserved. We also reiterate that you should immediately call for the removal of the Home Minister for his inability to contain violence"

    12:47 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Situation in Northeast Delhi returning to normal: Delhi Police

    Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) SN Shrivastava said, "As of now the situation is returning to normal. We are registering cases and proceeding with legal action, soon we will be making arrests. I hope all these things will contribute to normalcy."

    12:44 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Congress submits memorandum to President Kovind

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other senior party leaders leave from Rashtrapati Bhavan after submitting a memorandum to President Kovind on Delhi violence.

    12:43 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: Death toll mounts to 33

    Death toll rises to 33 after another person passes away at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital, news agency ANI reported.

    12:30 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh reach Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and other party leaders reach Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the President on Delhi violence.

    12:27 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Nothing to fear, says Delhi Police Jt. Commissioner OP Mishra

    Delhi Police Joint Commissioner OP Mishra during a flag march in Chand Bagh area announces, "Grocery, medical and other shops can be opened. There is nothing to fear, police are here for your security. Please don't assemble in groups, especially the youth".

    12:26 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Live News: Mayawati says political parties playing dirty politics

    BSP chief Mayawati saud in guise of Delhi violence, political parties are playing dirty politics. "Centre should let police and system work freely, without any kind of interference. Delhi CM should play a major role in normalising the situation instead of doing politics in other states."

    12:14 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Transfer of Delhi HC Justice Muralidhar 'sad & shameful': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday attacked the government over the transfer of Delhi High Court Judge S Muralidhar, saying the Centre's attempts to "muzzle" justice and "break people's faith in an upright judiciary are deplorable". CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:05 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi violence: AAP leader Sanjay Singh defends AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh has defended his party leader Tahir Hussain who has come under the scanner in the killing of IF officer Ankit Sharma. "From the very first day, AAP has been saying that any person, be it from any party or religion, action must be taken against them if guilty. Tahir Hussain has already given his statement in which he said that he gave all details to police and media about mob entering his house during the violence. He had asked police for protection. Police came 8 hours late & rescued him & his family from his house."

    11:54 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Delhi Violence Live News: Latest visuals from Chand Bagh

    Chand Bagh, Bhajanpura and Khajuri Khas are among the worst affected ares. Roads in the violence affected areas are being cleaned.

    11:29 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    Amit Shah closely monitoring Delhi situation

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah has had a string of meetings in the past four days and is closely monitoring the situation in the violence-hit areas of the national capital, official sources told PTI.

    11:26 (IST)27 Feb 2020
    IAS Jalaj Shrivastava posted to Delhi

    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that Jalaj Shrivastava, IAS, presently on compulsory wait is hereby posted to Delhi with immediate effect and until further orders. Srivastava is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service officer.

    Communal violence over the amended citizenship law erupted in northeast Delhi earlier this week when pro and anti protesters clashed with each other. At least 28 people have lost their lives and over 200 have been injured. Rioters who ran amok on streets, set ablaze shops, pelted stones and thrashed people. The government has tasked NSA Ajit Doval to bring the situation under control.
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