Protesters set a car on fire during their protest against CAA at Delhi Gate in New Delhi in December 2019. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

In a PIL pertaining to compensation on account of alleged damage caused to public property during the anti-CAA/NRC protests in Delhi, the Delhi High Court observed that since a claim commissioner has been appointed to oversee the subject issue, no further orders are required to be passed.

Disposing of the plea a division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad on January 31 observed, “In the considered opinion of this Court, once the Claim Commissioner has already been appointed and is dealing with the issue in question for grant of compensation and further considering that FIRs have been registered, no further orders are required to be passed in the present writ petition” after perusing through Delhi Police’s affidavit in the matter.

The affidavit of the Delhi Police, filed in September last year, said Justice Sunil Gaur, a former judge of the Delhi HC, had been appointed the Claim Commissioner to investigate the damages, and to award compensation relating to the riots that took place during the protest. The notification of April 13, 2020, indicating his appointment was placed on the court’s record.

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