Delhi Riot Case: Court Slaps Fine of Rs 25,000 on Delhi Police, Calls the Probe ‘Callous & Farcical’

Terming the investigation of a case related to Delhi riots as “Callous and Farcical” a Delhi court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Delhi Police. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav directed that the amount of fine be recovered from the in-charge of Bhajanpura police station and their inspecting officers as they miserably failed to fulfill their constitutional obligation.

The police had challenged the magistrate’s court order directing registration of an FIR on the complaint of a man named Mohammad Nasir, who lost his left eye due to bullet injury during the riots.

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Investigators, however, maintained that there was no need to register a separate FIR as the police had already registered an FIR and there was no evidence against the people who allegedly shot the shots as they were not in Delhi at the time of the incident.

The judge reprimanded the police, saying the investigation was not effective and fair as it was done in a ‘very reckless, senseless and ridiculous manner’.

In his order dated July 13, he said that a copy of this order has been sent to the Delhi Police Commissioner so that the level of investigation and inspection in the matter can be brought to the notice and appropriate action can be taken.

The judge said that Mohammed Nasir is free to take recourse to the remedy available to him by law for registering an FIR regarding his complaint.

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