Written bySiddhant Pandey ·
Kejriwal added that if the guilty are from his party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), then they will be given double the punishment.
Here are more details.
Speaking at a press conference in Delhi on Thursday, the CM said, "Any person who is found guilty (of participating in the violence) should be given the stringent punishment."
He added, "If any Aam Aadmi Party person is found guilty then that person should be given double the punishment. There should be no politics on the issue of national security."
After an Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, was found dead in a drain in Northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh amid communal violence, the deceased's family pointed fingers at AAP leader Tahir Hussain.
Some locals alleged Hussain orchestrated the violence as rioters reportedly tossed stones and petrol bombs from the rooftop of his home.
However, Hussain dismissed the allegations as false.
Hussain said, "The news about me is false. Since Kapil Mishra's hate speech, the situation in Delhi has deteriorated, with stone-throwing and violence taking place. The same happened here (at his residence) the day before yesterday."
Hussain alleged that a mob broke into his home and launched attacks from his rooftop.
He said he informed the police, however, they only arrived "some hours later."
AAP's Sanjay Singh came to Hussain's defense saying that Hussain has already released his statement and has shared all details with the police. Singh also maintained that anyone guilty, regardless of religion or party affiliation, will be punished.
The violence started Sunday in Delhi's Maujpur between protesters for and against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
It continued in Bhajanpura, Jaffrabad, Gokulpuri, among other regions, killing 34 and injuring over 200 by Thursday.
The violence reportedly witnessed stone pelting, arson, gun firing, etc. Homes, vehicles, schools, religious sites were vandalized.
Accused of laxity and unprofessionalism, the police resorted to tear gas-shelling.
He announced Rs. 10 lakh for the family of those deceased and Rs. 5 lakh if the deceased was a minor.
He also promised Rs. 5 lakh for those whose houses were damaged.
Tenants whose belongings were looted were promised Rs. 1 lakh compensation, while the house owners were promised Rs. 4 lakh.
People who lost animals in the violence will be given Rs. 5,000 for every animal lost. Those who lost rickshaws and e-rickshaws were promised Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 50,000 respectively. The Delhi government will also bear the medical expenses of those injured, Kejriwal said.
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