Harsh Mander, Supreme Court
Harsh Mander, Supreme Court
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[Breaking] Delhi Riots: Harsh Mander instigated violence; made derogatory remarks against Supreme Court, Delhi DCP Legal tells SC

The DCP (Legal) has also urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition filed by Mander in the wake of the Delhi riots with exemplary costs.

Shruti Mahajan

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Legal) of Delhi has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court seeking for the plea by former IAS officer Harsh Mander on the issue of Delhi riots to be dismissed with "exemplary costs".

The DCP, in his affidavit, says that a speech delivered by Mander in December last year during an anti-CAA protest held at Jamia University was of a "contemptuous" nature and that he made "derogatory remarks" against the Supreme Court.

"I have come across a video clip showing Sh Harsh Mander delivering a speech which is not only instigating the violence but is also seriously Contemptuous as it makes derogatory remarks against the Hon'ble Super Court Of India to a huge gathering of people".

DCP (Legal)

Mander had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking the immediate registration of FIRs against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur for making inflammatory speeches that allegedly led to Delhi riots of February 2020.

Citing the video clip of Mander's alleged speech from December last year, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta today had also submitted before the Court that his plea should not be entertained as he has himself indulged in making "hate speech" involving the top Court.

The Court, while hearing the matters pertaining to Delhi riots, told Advocate Karuna Nundy, representing Mander, that it would like to "sort out" the issue of Mander's alleged speech, before giving him a hearing on the issue of Delhi riots.

Mehta had undertaken to file an affidavit in support of his submissions and a copy of the same was directed to be served to the petitioner, Harsh Mander. The service of the same stands complete.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to take up this matter for hearing on Friday, March 6.

As regards the main issue of Delhi riots, the Supreme Court directed for the same to be listed before the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on Friday March 6, saying that the long adjournment in the case was unjustified.

[Read the Affidavit]

Harsh Mander vs GNCT of Delhi - DCP plea.pdf
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