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Riot cases: Plea on special public prosecutors listed for Nov 9

By: The Press Reporter News Service | New Delhi |

Up to date: October 22, 2020 5:52:36 am


The appointments have been made on June 24 after approval from the President following a tussle between Lt Governor and Delhi authorities over the problem.

A petition looking for setting apart of the appointment of Particular Public Prosecutors for instances of Northeast Delhi riots shall be heard by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom on November 9.

The case was listed earlier than the only bench of Justice Navin Chawla on Wednesday however the listening to couldn’t happen. The petition, filed by the Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Affiliation, states that the appointments made on the suggestions of Delhi Police are violative of the regulation. The petitioner is a registered union of public prosecutors functioning in Delhi’s district courts.

The appointments have been made on June 24 after approval from the President following a tussle between Lt Governor and Delhi authorities over the problem. The federal government earlier rejected the proposed names submitted by police for prosecution of the instances. “The appointment of the Particular Prosecutors on the advice of Delhi Police is divergence from the ideas of free and honest trial which is a part of Article 21 of the Structure of India,” the petition states.

In search of appointment of impartial SPPs, the petition states that particular public prosecutors have been appointed with out consultations with the Directorate of Prosecution, and the affect of police over the general public prosecutor casts doubt over the actions of the general public prosecutor.

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