Delhi High Court has refused to intervene in a plea challenging the compensation announced by the Delhi Government for the victims of Delhi Riots.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar held that granting compensation is a policy decision and the court would be very slow in interfering with the same.
Moved by Advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi, the plea was filed against, what he called, the unreasonable and arbitrary announcement for compensation without identifying the real victims of riots.
He argued that the compensation shall not be given to the alleged perpetrators of the riots and that they must not be treated as victims.
'There are FIRs registered against some of these persons. Public money can't be used to pay compensation to such persons', he argued.
Further, the Petitioner had also sought the following directions from the court:
While rejecting the plea, the court highlighted that accessing the role played by the victim in the alleged incident before paying the compensation would render the entire process of granting compensation impossible to carry out.