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"Delhi Riots were a calculated attempt to dislocate the functioning of the Government as well as to disrupt the normal life of the people in the city": Delhi High Court states while rejecting bail application of accused Mohd Ibrahim

Lawstreet Journal 28 Sep 2021 7:09pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary "Delhi Riots were a calculated attempt to dislocate the functioning of the Government as well as to disrupt the normal life of the people in the city": Delhi High Court states while rejecting bail application of accused Mohd Ibrahim

Recently, the Delhi High Court observed that the riots which shook the national capital of the country in February 2020 "evidently did not take place in a spur of the moment, and the conduct of the protestors visibly portrays that it was a calculated attempt to dislocate the functioning of the Government as well as to disrupt the normal life of the people in the city."

It made the above observation while rejecting the bail application of Mohd Ibrahim, who was accused in the riots case relating to the murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal and causing injuries to police personnel during the North East Delhi Riots.

Facts of the Case:

On Feb 24, 2020, at about 01:00 PM, the protestors had gathered near the Chand Bagh area and 25 Futa Road and were moving towards the Main Wazirabad Road.

After assembling near Main Wazirabad Road, the police attempted to convince them not to move towards the Main Wazirabad Road. However, despite the warning issued by ACP Gokalpuri and DCP Shahdara via loudspeaker, some people amongst the crowd started pelting stones and beat them with weapons.

Due to this, severe injuries were caused to the police officers, and one of the Head Constable, Ratan Lal, even succumbed to death. Thereafter, the police arrested the accused in the above matter and others on several penal charges.

Court's contention:

The Court rejected the bail application of the accused after hearing the contention of both parties.

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