Delhi riots: 541 FIRs, verdict in eight, 51% pending: Report

Relatives mourn Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in rioting in Delhi. Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP

By Muslim Mirror Desk

Only eight of the 541 FIRs relating to anti-CAA protests have been resolved in court, according to information provided to the High Court by the Delhi Police, and 51% of these cases are still outstanding.


Trials are still pending in 276 cases, while 213 cases’ investigations have not yet been finished, according to a Live Law report.

The Delhi Police report is a result of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that seeks restitution from persons who are accused of damaging public property in 2020.

Two years ago, when Narendra Modi government’s passed CAA, violence broke out in the nation’s capital.

In an effort to oppose the National Register of Citizens (NRC) policy, students, employees, and citizens clashed with the police. In response, a total of 23 FIRs were filed for damage to both public and private property. 518 damage-causing FIRs were filed. Additionally, according to the police, the suspects are missing in 36 cases, and four FIRs have been dismissed.

Even though one FIR has been dismissed, the status report doesn’t explain why the other three FIRs were also dismissed. An independent system to evaluate the damages has been requested by a lawyer and a student of law.

In its response, the Delhi Police referred to the appeal as “false” and “baseless.”



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