By Special Correspondent
Mumbai:Former top cop Julio Ribeiro on Saturday urged the Delhi police to do fair investigation into the Delhi anti-Muslim violence of February. Expressing the grave the manner in which the probe was carried out , Ribeiro said it is miscarriage of justice. He wrote a letter to Delhi police commissioner Shrivastava saying you let the real perpetrators of crimes and framed patriots like Harsh Mander and Aprooananad. He asked the police to revisit its action.
Read full text of the letter:
From: Julio Ribeiro
Subject: Miscarriage Of Justice
Dear Shri. Shrivastava,
I write to you with a heavy heart. As a true patriot and a former proud member of the Indian Police Service I appeal to you to ensure a fair probe into the 753 F.I.Rs registered against peaceful protestors who rightly apprehend injustices born from bias and hate against a minority community.
The Delhi Police has taken action against peaceful protestors but deliberately failed to register cognizable offences against those who made hate speeches which triggered the riots in N.E. Delhi. It troubles sane and apolitical persons, like me,why Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma have not been arraigned before the Courts of law while deeply-hurt Muslim women, peacefully protesting against discriminations based on religion, were lodged for months together in jail!
The not-so-subtle attempt by the Delhi Police to entangle true patriots, like Harsh Mander and Prof. Apoorvanand, in criminal cases is another matter for concern. We, the police forces in the land, and its leadership drawn from the Indian Police Service, have a duty and obligation to respect the Constitution and the enacted laws, impartially without regard to caste, creed and political affiliations.
Kindly revisit the actions of the police under your command in Delhi to determine if they have been true to their oaths taken at the time of their induction into service.
I.P.S. (Retd.) 53 MAH