Delhi violence: BJP leader Kapil Mishra's speech played in high court; next hearing at 2:30pm
The Delhi high court played a video of senior BJP leader Kapil Mishra’s incendiary speech from Sunday after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and a Delhi Police officer present in court claimed they have not watched the videos
The Delhi high court on February 26 asked for a clip of Bharatiya Janata Pary (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra’s remarks made at Northeast Delhi hours before the violence broke out to be played inside the court. The court was hearing a plea filed by retired bureaucrat Harsh Mander on violence in which 20 people have been killed.
Meanwhile, Delhi high court Justice S Muralidhar was amazed to learn during a Wednesday hearing that a senior police official had not watched footage of a recent “hate speech” by BJP leader Kapil Mishra. He then had the court play the video for the benefit of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, several lawyers and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta -- who also said earlier that he had not watched any such video.
The court told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to advice the police commissioner on filing FIRs against three BJP leaders for alleged hate speeches after watching Mishra’s video and adjourned the matter to 2:30 pm.
Delhi witnessed one of its worst riots in recent times, with rapid mobs pelting stones and even killing a policeman. In the past two days, there have been several reports about how the violence was staged and orchestrated to time it with the Donald Trump visit.