NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has constituted a Special Investigation Cell (SIC) to expedite and streamline the probe into the Delhi riots cases. According to an official order dated September 19 accessed by IANS, an SIC has been constituted under the chairmanship of Special Commissioner of Police, Central Zone, to monitor the investigation into North East Delhi riots that broke out February 2020, claiming the lives of over 50 people.
The SIC headed by Special CP, Central Zone, will have three other top cops as members, including Joint CP, Eastern Range, DCP, North East, and Additional DCP, North East-1. The courts have several times pointed out flaws in the investigations carried out by the police into the Delhi riots cases.
Just six days ago, a local court had accused the Delhi Police of "lackadaisical" approach. The new committee formed by Asthana will take stock of all the pending investigations and immediately chalk out a time-bound strategy to ensure expeditious investigation and effective prosecution of riots cases. (IANS)