Delhi Riots: Delhi Court discharges 3 citing Improper Investigation

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Aishwarya Rathore-

Published on: September 3, 2021, at 15:15 IST

The Delhi Court on Thursday slammed the Delhi Police for its investigation in the Delhi riots case, stating that the failure of the Delhi Police to conduct a proper investigation will torment sentinels of Democracy.

The Court, which discharged former AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain’s brother Shah Alam and two others in a case involving alleged loot and vandalism of a shop during the Chand Bagh Riots, also called the investigation “shoddy”, “callous” and “indolent”.

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav called the case a colossal wastage of the hard-earned money of taxpayers in which the Police merely tried to mislead the Court.

The Court noted that there was no CCTV footage of the incident to establish the presence of the accused at the scene, no independent eye witness, and no proof of a Criminal Conspiracy.

The Judge observed, “This Court can not permit such cases to meander mindlessly in the corridors of the Judicial system, sweeping away precious Judicial time of this Court when the same is an open and shut case.”

The Court further stated, “The evidence brought on record by the Investigating agency in the case at hand miserably falls short of framing charges against the accused persons.”

Accordingly, the Court discharged the three accused in the case.

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