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'Amazed at state of affairs': HC told cops haven't seen Mishra's video

Feb 26, 2020 14:38 IST

Pulling up the Delhi police, Delhi High Court Justice S Muralidhar said he was 'amazed' to learn that a senior police official had not even watched footage of a recent hate speech by the BJP leader Kapil Mishra. The video was then played inside the courtroom in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, several lawyers and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. Justice Muralidhar asked the police commissioner, why wasn't the lodging of FIRs against the culprits considered an urgent matter by his men. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for Delhi Police, wanted asked the matter to be postponed. The court was hearing a plea filed by retired bureaucrat Harsh Mander on violence in which 20 people have been killed. The petitioner has sought judicial enquiry into the incidents of violence, FIR against the culprits, deployment of army and compensation for the victims.

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