Police fined police over ‘insensitive’ riot investigation | Latest Delhi News
A Delhi court on Tuesday imposed a fine of ₹25,000 on Delhi police for what they described as a “relaxed, callous and grotesque” investigation into the complaint of a man who was shot in the left eye during communal riots in the northeast from Delhi in February of last year.
Extra Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav also dismissed police plea challenging a magistrate’s order to register an FIR over the complaint of Mohammad Nasir, who was shot and wounded during the violence in North Ghonda, Bhajanpura, on February 24. 2020.
The judge said the fine will have to be submitted to the Delhi State Legal Services Authority within a week. The judge said that the petitioner, SHO of Bhajanpura Police Station, and his supervisory officers “failed miserably” in their statutory obligations in this case.
Nasir’s complaint was clubbed with an FIR recorded for gunshot wounds suffered by six other people during the riots.
The court declared that the facts produced before it revealed “a shocking state of affairs”, and that it was not able to be convinced of the efficiency and the fairness of the investigation carried out in the matter. .
The court said that when two separate complaints revealing recognizable infringements are filed by two different complainants, there is no provision under which the investigative agency can block those complaints and conduct an investigation.
In his complaint filed through lawyer Mehmood Pracha on July 17, 2020, Nasir said that on February 24, 2020, a man named Naresh Tyagi shot him in the left eye on his way home.
He said after being released from the hospital on March 12, 2020, he filed a written complaint with the Bhajanpura Police Station SHO and named Naresh Tyagi, Subhash Tyagi, Uttam Tyagi, Sushil, Naresh Gaur and their accomplices. like the alleged assailants. However, the police did not register an FIR.
Police said an FIR (64/2020) had been recorded in the case of seven people, including Nasir, who were shot and wounded. He also said that investigations had been carried out into the allegations made by Nasir, but that no evidence had been found against the accused.
Nasir requested a separate FIR, claiming he was shot in a different location from the other victims. On October 21, 2020, the Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) ordered the police to register a separate FIR over Nasir’s complaint. Police challenged the order in the Sessions Court.
In a 22-page order issued Tuesday, Judge Vinod Yadav said the investigative agency had given no reason, opportunity or justification to feel aggrieved by the masterly order. He said FIR No 64/2020 was filed regarding incidents in Mohanpuri and Maujpur, not North Ghonda, where Nasir was allegedly shot.
The judge also asked the police why they had not invoked the CIP article for attempted murder or the gun law.
Additional prosecutor Rajeev Krishan Sharma, who represented the police, argued that an FIR does not need to be an encyclopedia of all the facts and circumstances of the case on which the prosecution is based, but rather an evidence that could be used to corroborate the prosecution’s case.
Pracha argued that the FIR did not address Nasir’s grievance and that there was no mention of IPC section 307 (attempted murder).
A clash between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, under the Jafrabad metro station in northeast Delhi snowballed into Hindu-Muslim riots between February 23 and 27 in parts from northeast Delhi. Fifty-three people were killed and 581 injured in the riots.