‘Developed Common Intention To Kill During Riotous Clashes Between Communities’: Delhi Court Frames Charges Against 5 For Murder, Rioting
A Delhi Court has framed charges against 5 men for unlawful assembly, rioting and murder of one Zakir during the North East Delhi riots. It observed that they developed a common intention to kill him while riotous clashes happened between Hindu and Muslim community.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt framed charges against all accused persons under Sections 144 (Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon), 147 (Rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (Unlawful Assembly) and added Section 302 (Murder) r/w 34 against four of them….
Thus the material on record prima facie discloses commission of offence of rioting, murder etc. by the accused. “It is evident that if the evidence collected during the course of investigation and annexed to the chargesheet remains unrebutted the conviction of the accused is reasonably possible. No case for their discharge has been made out,” the Judge added….