Judge who slammed Delhi Police for ‘callous’ probe in Feb 2020 riot cases transferred
Additional Session Judge Vinod Yadav, who repeatedly pulled up Delhi Police over its “callous” investigation into the February 2020 Northeast Delhi riots cases, has been transferred from the Karkardooma Court….
The communal riots in Northeast Delhi in February 2020 had killed 53 people. While discharging three persons in two riot cases on 2 September,… judge Vinod Yadav had said that “when history will look back at the worst communal riots since the partition in Delhi, the failure of the investigating agency to conduct a proper probe, using latest scientific techniques, will surely torment the sentinels of democracy”.
The judge had also said that the “sort of investigation conducted” and the “lack of supervision” by senior officers showed that the capital’s police force had merely “tried to pull the wool over the court’s eyes and nothing else”. The judge had also been critical of investigating officers for not cooperating with the special public prosecutors….