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Delhi HC Adjourns Riots Cases Hearing till July 27; Says, No Further Time For Reply

The Delhi High Court adjourned the hearing of a batch of petitions seeking proper investigation into the Delhi Riots, after directing the parties to complete the supply of documents on each other. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that a common reply has been filed in all the petitions seeking registration of FIRs and independent inquiry into the riots. Jamiat Ulama, one of the petitioners, submitted that, they have not received the common reply filed by the Delhi Police. On this, SG Tushar Mehta assured Jaimat Ulama that Delhi Police’s common reply will be sent to them within an hour. The Court asked all the parties to address the issue of supply of replies seriously so that the matter can be soon heard on merits. The Court also informed all the parties that no more time will be given to them for seeking replies. ‘Please raise your demand for replies now. This matter has to start someday’, the court said. The court will next take up this matter on July 27.

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