Delhi HC charges the Accused in Delhi Riots with Murder, calls it a Calculated Attack

Nishka Srinivas Veluvali –

Published On: November 12, 2021 at 18:13 IST

Delhi High Court has framed the four Accused with the charges of Murder, Rioting and Criminal Conspiracy for reportedly killing a man during the riots in 2020.

Anwar Hussain, Kasim, Shahrukh and Khalid Ansari are accused for allegedly killing a person named Deepak by ruthlessly beating him near Ambedkar College on February 25, 2020. The post mortem report stated that he died due to hemorrhagic shock.

Justice Judge Amitabh Rawat Charged the four with requisite sections and clarifies it to them in the presence of their lawyers, to which they have Pleaded not guilty and hence necessitated a Trial to the Case.

The Judge said that the prime witness to this case Sunil Kumar, who is also an Eyewitness to the incident gave a complete scenario as to how Deepak was murdered by the “armed Muslim mob consisting of accused persons.”

According to the Court, Sunil stated “On February 25, one Muslim unlawful assembly coming from Kardampuri Pulia and shouting Allah Ho Akbar was trying to cross the Pulia Gokulpur. The said armed unlawful assembly caught hold of Deepak who was mercilessly beaten.” 

The Court upon hearing this noted “Thus, the purpose of the charge, the prosecution has been able to satisfy the court that an unlawful assembly including accused persons in the prosecution of their common object had committed riots and hit the deceased Deepak with a deadly weapon causing his death.”

The Court presumed that the four accused committed Offences under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with a deadly weapon), 302 (murder) along with Section 149 (member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of common object) and Section 102B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.    

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