New Delhi, March 2: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the police to file within three weeks a compliance report on measures taken by it to ensure safe passage and emergency treatment for those injured in the violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar, adjourned the matter for hearing on April 30.
Standing counsel Rahul Mehra, appearing for Delhi police, requested the court to expand the jurisdiction of the amicus curiae to the whole city to effectively coordinate with the authorities. The counsel also sought more helpline numbers.
In a midnight hearing on February 26, a bench headed by Justices S. Muralidhar and Anup Jairam Bhambhani had directed Delhi police to ensure safe passage of the injured victims by deploying all resources and offering them immediate medical treatment.
The court had also asked the police to ensure sufficient shelter homes for those displaced in the riots. It had appointed Zubeda Begum as the amicus curiae for coordination between the victims and various agencies. The court also directed various secretaries of the District Legal Services Authorities to ensure that their helplines work 24 hours for the next two weeks.