Delhi riots: Court imposes fine on state, orders probe

Delhi riots: Court imposes fine on state, orders probe
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One-liner: Noting that the prosecutor has not appeared in a Delhi riots case for the last ten months, a court imposed a fine on the State and directed the police commissioner to conduct a probe to fix the responsibility for the imposition of costs on him.

Fine imposed: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 after an adjournment request was made during a hearing in a riots case due to the unavailability of the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP). 

  • The judge, while allowing the request for adjournment, said the SPP has not appeared even once since the date of filing of the charge sheet in the case on Jan 30, 2021
  • CMM Garg further directed the copy of the court's order to be sent to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast district) as well as the Police Commissioner with a direction to ensure the presence of the prosecutor

Need to know: He added that the special PPs to whom the cases are assigned do not appear in the court in several cases on account of which cases have to be adjourned without conducting any proceedings thereby resulting in the delay of their disposal.

Background: Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi in Feb 2020, after violence between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and its protesters went out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and over 700 injured. 

Source: PTI

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