A plea was made before the Delhi High Court on Tuesday for directions to the authorities to recover damages for destruction of public and private property during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act from those responsible.
The matter was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. He asked the court to either take up the issue on its own or to permit him to file an application on the same.
The court. while declining any urgent hearing on the issue raised by Upadhyay, said he was free to file an application which would come up for consideration in the normal course.
Upadhyay submitted before the court that thousands of crores of property, including public transportation, has been damaged in the protests and the amounts be recovered from those responsible as it was being done in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The protests organised by Jamia Millia Islamia Unversity students as well as other gatherings around Jama Masjid last week had turned violent leading to torching of buses and a private car and causing injuries to several policemen.