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Delhi Riots: Delhi Court imposes Fine after Prosecutor fails to Appear for 10 Months

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: December 13, 2021 at 20:00 IST

A Delhi Court imposed fine on the State and Ordered the Police Commissioner to conduct an Inquiry on the Prosecutor who has not made any appearance before the Court for 10 months in Delhi Riot Case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Arun Kumar Garg charged the fine of Rs 3,000 after the request of adjournment in the riots case due to the unavailability of the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP).

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) while permitting the adjournment request contended that the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) is been absent since the Charge Sheet filing dates in the case that is 30 January, 2021.

“This court is not oblivious of the fact that the burden of the cost shall fall on the public exchequer and hence I deem it appropriate to direct Commissioner of Police Delhi to conduct an inquiry for fixing the responsibility for imposition of the cost and to order to deduction of same from the salary of the person responsible”, the Court directed.

The Court furthermore Ordered that the Order Copy should be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast district) along with the Police Commissioner to make sure that the Prosecutor is present the next date.

The previous Court hearing where the concerns over the delay of disposing the riots cases due to the unavailability and shortage of Special Public Prosecutors.

Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat stated to the concerns raised that “This is the state of affairs with regards to these riot cases, which are very sensitive in nature and for which this special court was set up. These cases were assigned to a panel of special PPs formed by the police so as to ensure proper and effective prosecution.”

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