The Central government and Delhi Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that 48 FIRs had been registered in connection with riots in the northeastern part of the national capital and advised against any judicial intervention till normalcy is restored.
The Delhi High Court then granted the Centre and police four weeks to file their replies to the PIL.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar that the Centre and the police need to file a reply to the plea for lodging FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders.
He said that 48 FIRs had been lodged till date concerning arson, looting and the deaths in the communal violence which erupted over the amended citizenship law.
Mehta also said that the Centre is responsible for maintaining law and order in Delhi and therefore, it be made a party in the matter.
On Wednesday, the court had directed the police to take "conscious decision" with respect to lodging of FIRs against alleged hate speeches by three BJP leaders in connection with the CAA violence and convey by Thursday.
The three BJP leaders are -- Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma.
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Anup J Bhambhani took on record the assurance by special commissioner Praveer Ranjan that he will sit with the police commissioner today itself and view all video clips and take a conscious decision on lodging of FIRs.