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Delhi riots: ‘Police did its job with utmost integrity, not on communal lines’, court pulls up lawyer

Observing that the police did its job with utmost integrity, a Delhi courtroom has pulled up a lawyer, who had argued that solely Muslims have been focused in the course of the northeast Delhi riots of 2020.

Extra Classes Decide Virender Bhat, in an order handed on November 11, pulled up advocate Mehmood Pracha, who was listening to the bail plea of the accused Arif. His bail was denied after the courtroom famous that an eye fixed witness could also be threatened by the accused.

The case pertains to the homicide of 1 Alok Tiwari, who sustained a number of blunt and sharp accidents close to Shiv Vihar Tiraha on February 25, 2020.

As per the postmortem report, the deceased had acquired 13 accidents by sharp edged and blunt objects. The accused can also be below investigation in two seperate homicide circumstances which came about in the course of the riots.

Pracha argued that the northeast Delhi riots have been “not really communal riots.”

He submitted that the “riots had taken place on the occasion of sure political vested pursuits to derail the peaceable protest which was occurring in opposition to the newly promulgated CAA/NRC by the Parliament of India.”

Pracha argued that “solely the individuals belonging to Muslim neighborhood, just like the applicant have been focused by the police within the aftermath of the riots and have been arraigned in false felony circumstances.”

The courtroom mentioned that Pracha’s arguments have been “actually not in good style.”

“These are famous with immense disgust repugnance and powerful disapproval, ” the courtroom mentioned, including that Pracha had not identified any materials on report to substantiate his claims.

The courtroom mentioned that it was Pracha himself who was “portray the whole Delhi Police with a communal brush by saying that the felony circumstances associated to the riots have been mounted upon the members of Muslim neighborhood alone.”

“The assertion of counsel is just not solely extremely irresponsible but additionally patently false. This courtroom, whereas coping with the circumstances associated to the riots, has observed that members of each the communities have been arraigned as an accused and have been chargesheeted by the police,” the courtroom mentioned.

“The police seems to have executed its job with utmost integrity and definitely not on communal traces. Could also be some lapses have occurred in the course of the investigation of those circumstances associated to the riots however even these lapses don’t give any slightest indication that the investigation was not honest and neutral or that it was on communal traces,” the courtroom mentioned.

The courtroom suggested Pracha to “desist from making such irresponsible, uncalled for and patently false submissions. The circumstances earlier than this courtroom are very severe and delicate in nature and require to be handled in an expert method with none communal taint.”

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