Violence in Northeast Delhi: Police ask people to join the investigation

NEW DELHI: The 's have sent notices to people asking them to join the investigation regarding violence in the area in which 53 people died and more than 200 were injured, officials said Friday.

The notices have been sent under Section 160 and 175 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, asking them to join the investigation at the Crime Branch office in, they said.

Notices were sent to people whose presence was established through technical surveillance and other sources at the locations where the riots occurred in February, a police officer said.

He added that in the event that they are unable to join the investigation at the Crime Branch office due to closure restrictions, they have also been asked to broadcast the same so that a police team can visit their location for questioning.

At least five notices have been sent to those people since March 31, whose presence was established at the riot sites such as the Shiv Vihar area and other parts of northeast Delhi, the official said.

But none of them have joined the investigation yet, he added.

In February, the northeast part of the national capital was rocked by violence. The areas most affected by the violence included Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.