Delhi riots case: Court calls probe 'callous and farcical', imposes Rs 25,000 fine on Delhi Police
New Delhi| Jagran News Desk: A local court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the Delhi Police and rebuked it for mishandling a case linked to the riots of February 2020 in Delhi. The court has called Delhi Police's investigation “callous and farcical”.
Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav directed that the amount of fine to be recovered from the station house officer (SHO) of Bhajanpura police station and his supervising officers, saying that they miserably failed in their statutory duties.
The police had challenged a magisterial court order that had directed it to register an FIR on the complaint of one Mohammad Nasir, who lost his left eye after suffering a gunshot injury during the riots.
However, the investigators said that there was no need to register a separate FIR as it had already registered one earlier and there was no evidence against the persons who allegedly shot him as they were not present in Delhi at the time of the incident.
The judge pulled up the police for lack of efficacy and fairness in the investigation and said that it “has been done in a most casual, callous, and farcical manner.”
“A copy of this order be sent to the Delhi Police Commissioner for bringing to his notice the level of investigation and supervision in the matter and to take appropriate remedial action under intimation to this Court,” he urther added in an order dated July 13.
The judge said that Mohammad Nasir is free to exhaust his remedies available to him in accordance with the law to get a separate FIR registered in respect of his complaint.
According to advocate Mehmood Pracha, representing the accused, one Naresh Tyagi had allegedly opened fire upon Nasir, as a result of which he suffered a gunshot injury in the left eye.
Despite the request, no FIR was registered by the police, following which they moved the court seeking its registration.
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