Delhi Riots: Delhi Court imposes Fine on Police for failure to comply with Orders

Chaini Parwani –

Published On: October 12, 2021 at 10:30 IST

A Delhi Court imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Delhi Police after it failed to comply with an Order to present a copy of the Chargesheet to a Riot Accused.

The fine is to be deposited with the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

An Order was held by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg stating that he is “Not oblivious of the fact that burden of the aforesaid cost shall ultimately fall on public exchequer.”

Further Magistrate informed the Delhi Police Commissioner to issue an Investigation to fix the Authourity for the enforcement of cost.

The Court held the decision after police did not supply a copy of the Chargesheet to the accused in a Riot case and later presented it to the Advocate for the accused in Court on October 9.

The Advocate for the accused requested time to probe the copy of the Chargesheet, and to advance arguments on charge, on the ground that he was provided with a copy of the Chargesheet after a delay.

Further the Court highlighted that it this has been frequently brought to the notice of senior police officers, and Commissioner of Police, Delhi, that Investigating Officers as well as Station House Officers in Riots cases, are not following with directions of the Court leading to excessive delay in trial/committal of Riots cases.

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