“Can’t Justify Licence To 3 BJP Stalwarts”: Noted Ex-Cop To Delhi Police


    Communal violence over the centre’s questionable CAA had appeared in February. (File)

    New Delhi:

    On a day the Delhi Cops submitted an extensive chargesheet identifying 15 people connected to only one side involved in February’s riots, distinguished former police officer Julio Ribeiro wrote a 2nd letter to the city’s commissioner questioning the “the license given to three BJP stalwarts” implicated of providing intriguing speeches prior to the violence.

    Mr Ribeiro’s very first letter followed a guarantee from Delhi Cops chief SN Shrivastava, who informed him that the investigation into the common clashes, that left 53 dead, at least 200 hurt and property worth crores harmed, was being directed by facts and was fair.

    ” There are doubts in my initial open letter which you have not attended to. I understand that it is hard, undoubtedly difficult, to justify the licence given to the three BJP stalwarts I called – licence to rant, rave and threaten those who are peacefully protesting perceived wrongs. If the speakers were Muslims or Leftists the authorities would have certainly taken them in for sedition!” Mr Ribeiro.

    The former IPS officer, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and President’s Police medal who led police in Mumbai, Gujarat and Punjab along with the Central Reserve Police (CRPF), had actually named BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma in his very first letter and asked why they had not been brought in for questioning.


    Differentiated former police officer Julio Ribeiro wrote a 2nd letter to the city’s commissioner questioning the “the license given to 3 BJP stalwarts”.

    Prior to the riots, Mr Mishra had actually been seen on video standing next to a cop and threatening to “hit the streets” if protesters demonstrating against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were unclear.

    Days prior to that, Mr Thakur, a union minister, had actually led the crowd at one of his rallies to chant a slogan to “shoot the traitors” describing the protesters. Mr Verma, a parliamentarian, too was implicated of delivering comparable incendiary speeches.

    Saying that he kept in mind in the Delhi Cops commissioner’s e-mail that he doubted Mr Ribeiro’s patriotism, the renowned police officer asked for Mr Shrivastava to file chargesheets in all 753 cases signed up over the riots.

    Mr Ribeiro’s second letter came not long after the Delhi Cops published on Twitter the e-mail that Mr Shrivastava had actually sent him.

    Authorities fraternity holds Mr Julio Rebeiro in reverence. He has actually raised doubts about the fairness in investigation of North East Delhi riots. An email reply has actually been sent to clear his doubts.The email reply is connected @CPDelhi @LtGovDelhi @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/ZNVaFYwSXG

    — #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) September 15, 2020

    The Delhi Police, which reports to the central government and whose function throughout the riots is likewise under scrutiny, on Wednesday submitted a 17,500- page chargesheet naming 15 individuals, all connected to protests against the centre’s questionable brand-new citizenship law and none from the campaign in its favour.

    Communal violence over the centre’s controversial Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) had actually appeared in February in between groups supporting and opposing the law that promised citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from 3 neighbouring nations, extensively viewed as discriminatory.


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