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Bail Application of Man Accused of Murdering Auto Driver During Delhi Riots Has Been Rejected by Delhi Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Nov 2020 10:40pm

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A court in Delhi has rejected the bail application of a 28-year-old man accused of murdering a young auto driver during the Delhi riots at the starting of 2020. 

The accused argued that his fellow co-accused has been already released on bail, charge sheet was filed, the investigation was completed, and he wasn't required anymore in this matter for the custodial interrogation. It was also submitted that the statement of the independent witness and the police constable were contradictory to each other claiming a different weapon of attack in the applicant's hand. 

The Court however rejected the application and said that even though it was aware of the fact that other accused in the matter has been released on bail already, this case was a different one as the accused person had been identified by the independent eyewitness whereas the one who was released had not been identified by any eyewitness except the police constable. 

The counsel for the applicant had argued that the applicant was a young man nearly 28 years of age and the soul breed honor of his family of 8 people including two unmarried sisters, old parents, his wife, and a minor daughter of 2 years of age. The applicant was falsely accused in this matter as he hasn't been specifically named in the FIR and wasn't found in any CCTV footage. The defendant counsel has relied upon the case of Kamaljeet Singh v. State of Punjab 2005 (4) LRC 384 (SC) to press for bail on the ground of parity… Continue Reading...


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