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The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a petition which sought the release of all the persons illegally detained or arrested on or after 26 January in connection to ongoing farmers protests.
The division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh called the PIL as "Publicity interset litigation", they directed the Delhi police to complete its investigation into the FIRs registered.
"Delhi Police is directed to complete investigation in FIRs registered as early as possible and practicable within the time-bound schedule", the Court ordered.
The court was informed that 122 persons had been arrested after being named in 44 FIRs.
Further opining that the counsel for the petitioner was not aware of the details with respect to the FIRs registered by Delhi Police and the nature of the allegations, the Court found no merit in the matter.
The Court asked counsel for the Commissioner of Delhi Police to come back with instructions as to who sought the permission for the rally and from whom.
In this PIL, a direction is sought to arrest those who "disrespected the National Flag" and vandalised property. A probe is also sought into how such a serious security lapse could have taken place.