Rubina Bano, an eyewitness of the Delhi riots, said that the police threatened to take her teenage son in for a riot-related case on August 23, 2020.
She was granted police protection from August 7 by the court. She told news media that two police officers in civilian clothing showed up outside her home to summon her teenage son and nephew to the local police station to question them in connection with the riots. She said that they interrogated her, showing a photograph of her son and nephew standing outside the house with a cricket bat and a wicket, implying that the boys were part of the riots using those things. She has maintained that they were playing cricket on the day of the protest.