BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Home minister Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that the guilty faces of the Delhi riots have been indentified and action will be taken against them, no matter which party or religion they belong to.
Shah was responding to the debate on the Delhi riots of February that took 52 lives.
Shah responded to several allegations made by the opposition benches, including that the Delhi police was not registering FIRs of all complainants. Explaining that multiple FIRs couldn’t be registered on a single incident, the home minister said counter-claims on the same incident were attached to the existing FIRs. “Over 700 FIRs had been registered till date,” Shah said.
Shah reiterated that the investigations were being done in a completely scientific manner and that not a single guilty individual will be spared by the government. “1,170 faces had been recognized till yesterday (Wednesday), 1,922 faces and individuals have been identified until Thursday morning. These people have been seen rioting, throwing stones, damaging property,” Shah said. Shah said there are 40 teams deployed by the Delhi police to arrest the identified culprits.
According to figures provided by him in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, 52 people were killed, 526 were injured, 371 shops were burnt and 142 homes were destroyed in the riots.