New Delhi: A court has again criticized the Delhi police over the quality of its investigation into 2020 riots in northeast Delhi.
Three Muslim men were acquitted, and an additional trial judge, Prastya Pramachala, accused the police of pushing 27 complaints without logic or a proper investigation.
According to the judge, the indictment’s club was of such an insane nature that live blowThe report said at the hearing, “It is very difficult to believe that it was a mob of people from the Muslim community who were chanting the slogan ‘Jai Shree Ram’ while indulging in rioting and vandalism.”
The Court has dismissed the charges against Akhil Ahmed, Raheesh Khan and Irshad for the destruction of shops in Chandu Nagar along Karawal Nagar Road, and the charges against them go beyond reasonable doubt. pointed out that the
The plaintiff in the case claimed to have suffered a loss of Rs.600,000 to Rs.700,000. Later, the Dayalpur Police Department added more complaints to the Danes, citing their temporal and geographical proximity.
Attorney Mehmud Pracha, Akil Ahmed’s attorney and Akil Ahmed’s representative, told the court that the investigator “had hidden motives to bring up stock witnesses and attempt to make sensational and exaggerated accusations against the defendant.” said in court. live blow. Attorney Salim Malik, who represented the other two defendants, also pleaded not guilty.
The court found that the serial number (15 were missing), that the complainant’s name was mentioned twice in the same FIR, and that the list effectively added 23 additional complaints (to the total of 27 claimed). He highlighted various contradictions, such as the fact that he referred to
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The court also said it was clear from investigators’ actions in court that, when prosecuting the defendants, they only considered evidence related to the Danish merchant case and not the other charges that accompanied it. Stated.
The court also noted that the plaintiffs’ claims, which named people who were present at the scene of the violence, were also ignored by investigators.
“It is therefore abundantly clear that all additional complaints filed in this case have not been fully investigated,” the court said, according to reports. live blow. The court also noted that clubbing to FIR had no “rational basis” and was conducted in a “very casual manner”.
It is the latest in a long list of criticisms by various courts over the Delhi police’s stance in investigating the riots.
A November 2022 trial court slammed Delhi police for submitting “irrelevant” witnesses and gave them “a final warning to wake up.”
In August 2022, the court released the six defendants and condemned the related investigation as “unjustified.” Notably, the man who complained in the matter and was shot while fleeing the mob has also been named as a defendant in the case.
In 2021, a court called the investigation “insensitive and lazy” and released three defendants, including former Aam Admi Party (AAP) city councilor Tahir Hussein’s younger brother Shah Alam.
“As history looks back on the worst riots since the partition of Delhi, it is hard to believe that the failure of investigative agencies to conduct a proper investigation using the latest scientific methods will surely hurt the watchdogs of democracy. I can’t stay in,” said Justice Vinod Yadav of the Additional Session.
Police also cover up political participants such as Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra, who delivered an incendiary speech on the day leading up to the riots, and continue to detain academics and rights activists, most of whom are Muslims. is criticized.