One-liner: A Delhi court has framed charges of rioting and attempt to murder against Shahrukh Pathan, who had allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer during the 2020 Delhi riots, while rejecting his plea seeking discharge.
Photo evidence: A photograph of Pathan pointing a gun at Delhi Police Head Constable Deepak Dahiya had surfaced on social media during the communal riots last year. He was arrested on March 3, 2020, and is now lodged in Tihar Jail.
Relief denied: Denying the relief, ASJ Rawat noted that intention to kill the cop was clearly made out from the statement given by Dahiya that Pathan aimed at his head and fired but he managed to escape.
Background: Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi in Feb 2020 after violence between Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and its protesters went out of control, leaving at least 53 dead and over 700 injured.