Court Asks Delhi Police for Report on Kapil Mishra Speech That Triggered Riots in February 2020
A Delhi court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police (DCP) to file a report on the alleged provocative speech made by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra that is believed to have triggered February 2020 riots in the national capital. The order has been issued following an application by human rights activist Harsh Mander seeking registration of FIR against Mishra.
The Delhi Police has so far avoided filing a case against the BJP leader. The order, passed by the Metropolitan Magistrate (Patiala House Courts, New Delhi) Himanshu Raman Singh on January 29, says the court “deems it appropriate to call the report from the DCP concerned”.
In his application invoking section 125 of representation of people’s Act, Mnader has sought registration of FIR against Mishra under section 153 of the Indian Penal code. The application accuses Mishra of making provocative statements on social media like twitter and giving hate speech against anti-CAA protestors….