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In midnight hearing, HC tells Delhi cops to ensure safe passage

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: February 26, 2020 09:27 IST
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In a midnight hearing, the Delhi high court directed police to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the violence over the amended citizenship law.

IMAGE: Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

The hearing took place at the residence of Justice S Murlidhar on an urgent plea seeking safe passage for the injured to medical institutions with adequate facilities.

The Bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani directed the Delhi Police to deploy all resources to ensure this.


The Bench also called for a compliance report, including information about the injured and the treatment offered to them.

The matter will now be heard on Wednesday at 2.15 pm.

The Bench said the order be communicated to the medical superintendents of the Guru Tegh Bahadur and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospitals in Delhi.

Communal violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi had claimed at least 13 lives till Tuesday as police struggled to check the rioters who ran amok on streets, burning and looting shops, pelting stones and thrashing people.

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