Court Pulls Up Prosecution for Not Investigating Complaint

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Last Updated: January 05, 2023, 22:21 IST

The court has posted the matter for further proceedings on February 1. (Reuters file photo/Rep)

The court docket has posted the matter for additional proceedings on February 1. (Reuters file picture/Rep)

The court docket referred the matter to the deputy commissioner of police (northeast) to instantly guarantee all complaints concerning the riots have been investigated on the earliest

A court docket right here has castigated the Delhi Police for not investigating a criticism in reference to the 2020 North East Delhi riots and directed the superior police officer involved to research all rioting complaints on the earliest.

The court docket was listening to a case in opposition to 21 accused in a rioting case registered by the Khajuri Khas police station.

Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala famous the Investigating Officer (IO), whereas submitting a standing report, stated one criticism was but to be investigated.

“This is a very unfortunate scenario that even after almost 3 years of the alleged incident, the investigating agency is yet to start a formal investigation…,” the choose stated in an order handed on Wednesday.

The choose noticed that the IO was “still in doldrums” as to under which particular FIR this complaint is to be investigated.

“I need not inform that the same investigation agency has registered a number of FIRs on the basis of different complaints and I am unable to comprehend any reason for the same agency to register fresh FIR if IO is unable to find any other FIR related to the incident of the same place, date and time,” the choose added.

The court then referred the matter to the deputy commissioner of police (northeast) to immediately ensure all complaints regarding the riots were investigated at the earliest.

“It is reminded that it is the duty of the investigating agency to investigate any such complaint and take them to a legitimate end,” the court said, adding, “Copy of the order be sent to (the) DCP for necessary action and for compliance report.” The court has posted the matter for further proceedings on February 1.

During the hearing, the court cancelled the bail of an accused Mohd. Irfan after noting his non-appearance on the last date of hearing.

“Counsel for Mohd. Irfan did not bother to appear on the last date of hearing and in these circumstances the court cannot be dependent on the sweet will of surety as well as of the counsel of such accused persons to ensure the appearance of the accused,” the court said.

It said another accused Faeem also did not appear on the last date and his advocate informed the court only on Wednesday that the accused had reached the court late.

“Coming to the court at a belated time cannot be the sufficient performance of duty for any accused even otherwise and in these circumstances bail of accused Faeem is also cancelled and he is taken into custody,” the court said.

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