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NHRC team visits violence-hit areas in Delhi, seeks report from police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Sunday asked a report from Delhi Police of the "human rights violations" in the Delhi violence where over 40 people were killed and over 200 injured.

The NHRC's fact-finding team visited the violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi and met affected people and the families of those who lost lives in the violence. (Photo: PTI)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Sunday asked a report from Delhi Police of the "human rights violations" in the Delhi violence where over 40 people were killed and over 200 injured. "There have been human rights violations in the riots. We have asked Delhi Police to give us a report," a NHRC official told media on Sunday after a team of the statutory body visited the violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi. On Sunday, the NHRC's fact-finding team visited the violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi and met affected people and the families of those who lost lives in the violence. The NHRC on Saturday deputed a fact-finding team to investigate the cases of violence in northeast Delhi. Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump, and pelted stones at locals and police personnel earlier this week in one of the worst riots in Delhi in over three decades.

In a statement, the NHRC said it had asked its Director General (Investigation) to depute its fact-finding team for on-spot inquiries into violation of human rights during the violence. "The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of violence in Delhi and specifically in northeast district, as reported in the media, and directed its Director General (Investigation) to depute two fact-finding teams to conduct on-spot inquiry into allegations of human rights violation due to these incidents," the statement said.

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