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High Court grants bail to four accused in north-east Delhi riots case

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The Delhi High Court granted bail to four men arrested for allegedly promoting enmity. And disharmony by rioting and burning vehicles. They were also instigating the mob during the communal violence in north-east Delhi. Due to lack of evidence, saying there was no CCTV footage to connect them to the incident.

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The high court said the accused was arrested. In March 2020 cannot be in jail for a longer period of time. The allegations on them can be tested during the trial.

What did the high court say:

High Court said,” There is no evidence against the petitioners like CCTV footage, clips, or any photo to connect the accused with the incident in question. Nothing incriminating has been recovered from the possession. The court has informed that the charge sheet in this FIR case has already been filed. And the trial is still in the process”.

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait added, ” In above the view, without commenting on the merits of the case, prima facie. I think that the petitioners cannot be made to languish behind the bars for a longer period of time. The veracity of allegations leveled against them can be tested during the trial.

The high court said that the accused- Gulfam, Liyakat Ali, Arshad, and Irshad Ahmad be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond of 20,000 each. It directed them not to directly or indirectly influence the witnesses with evidence. Also asked them to appear in court as per the direction.

Examining the police officers:

The Hight court also noted that the prosecution has examined four police officers, who claimed to be the eyewitnesses to the incident. They said it failed to understand why despite having a good understanding of law and order, they neither called PCR nor made DD entry in this regard.

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The men are also accused of various offenses like promoting enmity and disharmony rioting, burning of vehicles, destroying food preparation, and stone-pelting. They were arrested on March 23, 2020. The incident took place last week of February and had spread over the entire northeast district.

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