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Delhi HC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea to Disclose Names of Persons Arrested by Delhi Police in Riots Cases

The Delhi Police has allegedly violated section 41C of the Criminal Procedure Code by not revealing the names of the persons arrested in connection with the Delhi riots, submitted the counsel for CPI(M) leader Brind Karat before the Delhi High Court. The counsel further submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that instead of submitting these names before the court in a sealed cover, the Delhi Police should serve a copy of the same to the Petitioners. The Petitioner has further asked the court to issue a direction to the Delhi Police to also reveal the names of all those persons who have been arrested post the imposition of the lockdown. In light of these submissions, the court has directed the Central Government to file replies to all the petitions concerning the Delhi riots within 2 days. The matter will next be taken up on July 21.

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