Delhi News: The court on Monday acquitted seven accused of all charges in a case related to Delhi riots. The court led by Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala said the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused were part of the rioting mob involved in the arson, vandalism and theft at the complainant’s shop. In this case, the judge expressed concern over the identification of the accused as part of the riotous mob, noting the vandalism and arson at the shop of complainant Salman Malik.
The accused got the benefit of doubt
On the other hand, key prosecution witness Nisar Ahmed recorded a video on his mobile phone, in which the four accused were identified. However, the court said that the video was not examined by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for tampering or falsification. Noting the contradictions in the prosecution’s case, including inconsistencies in the timing of the incident, the judge said that such contradictions favored the accused. The video of the incident was also not presented in the court, which cast further doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Police could not prove the allegations
In this case related to Delhi riots, the judge said after the hearing that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt the presence of the accused persons in the crowd. As a result all seven accused persons were acquitted. A case was registered against the accused persons at Gokalpuri police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including rioting, arson and theft.
53 people died in Delhi riots
Let us tell you that in the year 2020, North East Delhi riots took place after protests against NRC and CAA continued in Delhi for several months. A total of 53 people were killed in this incident. Hundreds of people were arrested by the police in this case. Many FIRs were also registered. In one of those cases, the court acquitted seven accused.
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