Delhi riots case: Court slaps ₹25,000 on police for 'disgusting, ridiculous' probe

Delhi riots case: Court slaps ₹25,000 on police for 'disgusting, ridiculous' probe

A Delhi court on Wednesday pulled up police over the investigation into the Delhi riots case and slapped a fine of ₹25,000. within the hearing, additional sessions Judge Vinod Yadav called the investigation "callous and farcical" as he directed that the quantity of fine to be recovered from the police station officer (SHO) of Bhajanpura police station and his supervising officers. The judge said that the cops “miserably failed in their statutory duties”.

The case was associated with Mohammad Nasir. He was shot within the eye during the February 2020 riots in Delhi. Nasir registered a complaint with police against six people, including former BJP MLA Naresh Gaur.

However, the police reportedly linked the complaint to an unrelated case, following which Nasir reached bent the metropolitan magistrate.

The court had directed to register an FIR. The order was later challenged by the police.

Investigators maintained that there was no got to lodge a separate FIR because it had already registered one earlier and there was no evidence against the people that allegedly shot him. The police say that the accused weren't present in Delhi at the time of the incident.

Over this, the judge reproached the police for “lack of efficacy and fairness” within the investigation and said that it “has been wiped out a most casual, callous, and farcical manner”.

“A copy of this order be sent to the Delhi commissioner for bringing to his notice the extent of investigation and supervision within the matter and to require appropriate remedial action under intimation to the present Court", Yadav further added in an order dated July 13.

The judge also said that Nasir is liberal to exhaust his remedies available to him in accordance with the law to urge a separate FIR registered in respect of his complaint.

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