Delhi Riots: Court asks Police reason for Non-submission of Status Report

Swarna Shukla

Published On: October 26, 2021 at 09:30 IST

A Sessions Courts set aside Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Order that sought reason, for not submitting a report related to February 2020 violence, from the Police Commissioner.

On October 21, 2021 the Magistrate asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to explain why action should not be taken against him for not submitting an investigation report in compliance with an order passed on 25 September.

The Sessions Court stated, “Considering the facts and circumstances of the matter and given the fact that the operation of the impugned Order, dated 25.09.2021 was Stayed by this Court vide Order dated, 21.09.2021, the consequential directions emanating from the impugned Orders are not warranted.”

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg, warned the Delhi Police Chief and the Deputy Commissioner that Court will hold them personally responsible if Investigating Officers sought adjournment on grounds that they weren’t aware of the Court’s directions.

The Magistrate Observed that the investigating officers and Special Public Prosecutor were absent on the hearings on the fixed date and when they were present, they came without inspecting the files on the Delhi Riot case.

However, the Magistrate allowed a request of adjournment subjected to a payment cost of Rs 5000 that will be deposited in the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Earlier between February 23-26, a violent clash broke down between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act in North Delhi.

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