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“Most accused away from the riot place,” says Delhi High Court on seeing riots case video footage

Lawstreet Journal 9 Aug 2021 4:39pm

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On Thursday, August 05, 2021, the Delhi High Court continued to hear a batch of bail applications in the North-East Delhi riots case. 

Appearing for Delhi Police, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, informed the court that the violence was a result of ‘meticulous planning’ and did not occur in the spur of the moment. He stated that women and children were kept at the forefront of the mob intentionally, so as to disable the police to take any action against stone-pelting.

Justice Subramonium Prasad, while viewing the footage, expressed that most of the accused have been identified in the mob pelting stones which is away from the protest site. He stated, “most of the accused in the instant matter are seen to be on the other side pelting stones and not a part of the protest where women and children were at the forefront. Therefore, when the stone-pelting started, the armed mob had not reached the women and children.”

Replying to the aforesaid statement by Justice Prasad, ASG Raju said that stones were being pelted from both the sides but as the other side was more heavily crowded, the same cannot be made out in the video from the given angle. He then pointed out the footage where a boy in a white shirt is seen pelting stones at the policemen. He added that this did not only create a law-and-order situation but put the security of police officers at risk who were mercilessly attacked by the armed rioters.

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