The Delhi Government has designated the Court of Additional Session Judge-03, Shahdara District, Delhi as Special Court for the trial of cases relating to communal violence / riots which took place in Delhi early this year in which in which Scheduled offences under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 are also made out.
The Government has issued a notification to this effect invoking its powers conferred under Section 22 of the NIA Act which empowers it to constitute one or more Special Courts for the trial of scheduled offences under the Act. The designation is on the recommendation of High Court of Delhi.
Scheduled Offences include Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and Chapter VI of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) [sections 121 to 130 (both inclusive).
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and scores injured.
The Delhi Police has booked various persons under UAPA alleging their involvement in the riots.
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