Northeast Delhi riots: Chargesheets filed in 38 of 53 murder cases

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published Published on Feb 25, 2021   modified Modified on Feb 25, 2021

-The Indian Express

Compensation from the state has been received in 44 cases, while at least 12 families have moved residence following the riots, The Indian Express found after tracking down and speaking to the families of 51 riot victims.

Of the 53 murder cases registered following the riots in Northeast Delhi in February 2020, the Delhi Police has filed chargesheets in 38, and arguments on charges in 17 have begun in court.

Compensation from the state has been received in 44 cases, while at least 12 families have moved residence following the riots, The Indian Express found after tracking down and speaking to the families of 51 riot victims.

Communal violence had singed Northeast Delhi between February 24 and 26 in 2020, leaving over 500 injured and property worth crores damaged. Such was the destruction that several families had to move to temporary camps for months following the violence.

“A total of 755 cases were registered, of which 400 have been solved. So far 1,753 people have been arrested — 933 Muslims and 820 Hindus,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express.

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The Indian Express, 25 February, 2021, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/northeast-delhi-riots-chargesheets-filed-in-38-of-53-murder-cases-7203506/


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