Court in Jahangirpuri voilence: A Delhi court on Monday heard the bail plea of the accused arrested in connection with the violence in Jahangirpuri during Hanuman Janmotsav. In a sharp comment, the court said that the Delhi Police “completely failed” to stop the unauthorized procession. The court said this while rejecting several petitions for bail. Let us inform that during this procession, communal violence had erupted in the area.
Complicity of policemen should be investigated: Court
According to the court, it seems that the issue has been completely ignored by the senior officers and if there was complicity of the policemen, then it needs to be investigated. Additional Sessions Judge Gagandeep Singh said, “It seems that the senior officers have sidelined the issue. Accountability should be fixed on the officials concerned so that no such incident happens in future.
Police’s role ‘not satisfactory’: Court
Justice Gagandeep Singh termed the role of police in stopping illegal activities as “not satisfactory” and said that if they have any complicity, it should also be investigated. The court directed that a copy of the order passed on May 7 be sent to the Commissioner of Police for information and remedial compliance.
The role of local administration should be investigated: Court
Justice Gagandeep Singh said, “The state is right to accept that the last procession passing was illegal (during which the riots took place) and prior permission of the police was not taken for it.” The court said that there is a need to inquire into the developments on the Hanuman Jayanti on April 16 and the role of the local administration in preventing riots and maintaining law and order.
He further observed, “It appears that local police instead of performing their duty in stopping the said illegal procession at the beginning itself and dispersing the crowd, was accompanying them to the entire route which later on led to unfortunate riots between the two communities.”
Court rejected the bail applications
Justice Gagandeep Singh said, “It seems that the local police, instead of stopping this illegal procession from the very beginning and dispersing the crowd, remained with them all the way.” Later there were riots between the two communities. The court was hearing bail pleas which claimed that the accused were falsely implicated and they were not present at the spot on the day of the incident. Rejecting the bail applications, the court also said that the investigation in the case is still going on and several criminals allegedly involved in the riots are yet to be nabbed.