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300 Rioters Identified Through Face Recognition Tech: Shah

New Delhi:  Stating that face-recognition technology has been harnessed with CCTV footage of riots to identify the perpetrators, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday around 300 people from Uttar Pradesh had been identified.

Speaking on the Delhi riots in the Lok Sabha, Shah said nobody responsible for the violence would be spared, regardless of their religion. But no innocent person should fear arrest or detention, he added.

With the House taking up the much-awaited discussion on the Delhi riots on Wednesday, the Home Minister said 152 arms had been confiscated, 49 cases filed under the Arms Act, and 2,647 people arrested or detained in connection with the violence.

The opposition Congress has been demanding resignation of Shah over the Delhi riots, which claimed 52 lives.

Ever since the budget session of Parliament resumed on March 2, the Congress had been disrupting the proceedings demanding a debate on riots.

(IANS)

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