Published By: Pragati Pal
Last Updated: October 08, 2023, 00:07 IST
Shahrukh Pathan, who hogged media highlight as he pointed a pistol at a policeman and threatened to kill him throughout the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, was granted bail on Saturday. Pathan, nevertheless, will stay in jail as he’s an accused in one other rioting case.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat pronounced the order on a bail plea by Pathan, who was accused of being a part of a riotous mob that inflicted gunshot harm to an individual. The alleged incident occurred close to Maujpaur Chowk on February 24, 2020.
“In the overall facts and circumstances of the case where accused Shahrukh Pathan has been in custody since April 3, 2020, the (case is at the) stage of the prosecution evidence, where public witness and injured Rohit Shukla has been examined and relevant remaining witnesses are all police officials, and all other co-accused persons are on bail, the present bail application of accused Shahrukh Pathan is allowed,” ASJ Rawat stated.
The courtroom directed Pathan to furnish a private bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of the like quantity as situation for bail. The courtroom stated Pathan didn’t shoot sufferer Rohit Shukla however was claimed to have been current within the mob that shot him.
It additional stated, “The court is also conscious of the fact that accused Shahrukh Pathan is also involved in another rioting case (FIR No.51/2020 Police station-Jafrabad) where he is stated to have made an attack on the life of a police official, however, the said case will be dealt with on its own facts.” During the proceedings, the general public prosecutor stated Pathan had been ceaselessly discovered “misbehaving” with the jail workers and submitting “false and fabricated applications” towards them. To this, the choose stated, “The court is conscious of the fact that the conduct of the accused in this case before he was arrested and even during trial, during judicial custody, has been atrocious. However, it remains a fact that he has been in judicial custody since April 3, 2020.” The Jafrabad police station had registered an FIR towards Pathan and others below varied IPC provisions, together with rioting and try and homicide, following which fees have been framed towards them in December 2021.
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