Delhi Court Grants Bail to Muslim Man, Says Does Not Make Sense That He Would Collude With Hindu Rioters
A Delhi court has granted bail to a man in two separate cases related to the north east Delhi riots, saying it did not appeal to the senses that accused, being a Muslim, would rub shoulder to shoulder in such a surcharged atmosphere with the members of an unlawful assembly – which mainly consisted of persons from the Hindu community, and would beat a Muslim boy to death.
The court said admittedly majority of the accused persons which formed the unlawful assembly in the matter were Hindus, whereas Aarif was a Muslim by religion.
“It is very obfuscatory that a Muslim boy would become part of an ‘unlawful assembly’ which mostly consisted of members of the Hindu community, the common object whereof was to cause maximum damage to the property, life and limb(s) of the other community. So, prima facie, the applicant (Aarif) cannot be said to be part of ‘unlawful assembly’ or share ‘common object’ with them on the date of incident,”… said Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav….