Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday praised the Delhi police for handling the situation when clashes broke out in northeast Delhi last month.
Praising the Delhi Police, he said, the violence was confined to 4 per cent of the city’s area, 13 per cent of its population and ended within 36 hours.
Shah’s remarks came during his “much-awaited” address to Lok Sabha over the four-day relentless violence that prevailed in the national capital last month. He also expressed his condolences to the families of victims who died in the violence.
The violence had claimed more than 50 lives in the national capital last month. Congress has been demanding the discussion over the issue in the Lok Sabha and alleged police inaction resulting in the stretch of the violent situation.
He told the House that over 700 FIRs have been filed and over 2600 people have either been detained or arrested in connection with the violence. CCTV footage is being monitored and the ‘face recognition’ technique is being used to track down suspects from thousands of videos they have received.
Amit Shah asserted that the Delhi Police have identified as many as 1100 people who participated in the riots by the use of face-recognition software. He further claimed that out of these, 300 came from Uttar Pradesh.
“I would like to place on record that after 25th February, no incident of rioting took place. There have been attempts to politicise these riots,” he said.
“MPs raised doubts about what the police were doing. It is the opposition’s right to question. But when the police were trying to control the riots, struggling with violence, we should understand,” he added.
Amid the Home Minister’s response, the members of opposition parties staged a walk-out in the Lower House of the Parliament over the Delhi violence.
Amit Shah also launched an attack on the Congress for inciting violence through its hate speech as by referring to Sonia Gandhi’s speech at Ramlila Maidan, he said hate speech was provoked by the Grand Old Party.
On February 19 and 22 also, similar inflammatory speeches have been made, he said.
Home Minister who continuously faced the calls for his resignation in the wake of the Delhi violence also answered the question about his absence from the violence-affected areas. He said that he didn’t want the Delhi Police to “divert resources” to provide him with security.
Earlier, TMC MP, Saugata Roy had slammed Amit Shah for his absence from the violence-affected areas and said he was seated in the front row on February 24 at an event which was held to welcome the US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad. At the same time, the violence was taking place in Delhi.
Countering the allegation, Shah said his attendance at the Trump event was pre-planned and it was his constituency where it happened, making his presence essential. He said he didn’t attend the event which was held in Delhi the next day.
He claimed that he was sitting with the police the whole day to discuss the violent situation prevailing in the national capital.
Reiterating his stance on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Amit Shah said there is no provision in the Act which will take the citizenship of any Indian citizen. There is no provision of revoking citizenship, he asserted.
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.
Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.
Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.
After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.
Delhi’s temperature condition
According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.
In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.
“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.
He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.
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