‘Casual, Callous, Farcical’: Delhi Court Fines, Raps Police Over Handling of Riots Case
Not for the first time, a Delhi court has chastised Delhi Police over its handling of the February 2020 communal violence in the northeastern part of the city.
Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav dismissed the Delhi Police’s revision petition against an October 2020 order of the court in which police had been directed to register an FIR based on one Mohammad Nasir’s complaint. Nasir had alleged that he had suffered a gunshot injury in his eye when rioters attacked him.
Judge Yadav has also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the Bhajanpura police station’s station house officer and his supervising officers and noted that “police have miserably failed in their statutory duties” in the case, reported Indian Express. The Delhi court also says that police has sought to create a “defence for the accused persons named in Nasir’s complaint”. The investigation in case FIR No.64/2020 “has been done in a most casual, callous and farcical manner,” the order, quoted by The Quint, reads….