The Indian Police Service Association on Thursday strongly condemned an article written in the New York Times, critisising the conduct of the police during the Delhi riots.
Taking to Twitter, the IPS Association called the article a 'combination of biased reporting', 'dangerous innuendo', and 'outright lies'.
Adding that all the police forces in India were professional bodies that do their duties without fear or favour, the IPS Association added, "Our personnel are neither Hindus nor Muslims. They are Indians, serve Indians and during critical times they have also sacrificed their lives for Indians."
The New York Times article titled 'How Delhi’s Police Turned Against Muslims', claimed that the Delhi police "concertedly moved against Muslims and at times actively helped the Hindu mobs that rampaged in New Delhi in late February, burning down Muslim homes and targeting Muslim families."
Earlier on Wednesday, while speaking to Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Union Home Minister Amit Shah admitted in Parliament that the Central government has identified 1,100 people who participated in the Delhi riots that killed over 50 people, including a head constable and severely injuring others.
During his speech, Shah said that government data of its citizens, has been linked with facial recognition technology to identify the accused.