Delhi riots: Conduct probe as per law, HC tells Delhi Police

One-liner: The Delhi HC on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police as to why it has not filed a charge sheet in the case concerning the death of a 23-year-old man who was forced to sing the national anthem.

Probe as per law: The death occurred during the 2020 northeast Delhi riots. The HC asked the police to conduct its investigation without influence as per the law.

  • A judge, who was hearing a petition by the deceased's mother seeking a speedy and proper investigation, said that the case was to be taken seriously

Beaten by police: The incident relates to a video that had gone viral in which the deceased Faizan could be seen being beaten by policemen while being forced to sing the national anthem.

Mother seeks SIT probe: Kismatun, the mother of deceased Faizan, has sought an SIT probe into the death of her son, who along with four other Muslim men, was seen in the video.

  • The woman has claimed that the police illegally detained her son and denied him critical health care due to which he succumbed to the injuries on Feb 26, 2020

DCP statement: The DCP concerned told the court that the case involves technical evidence and that the investigation has zeroed down a head constable making the video and not assaulting the victim.

  • Delhi police said the statements of the witnesses have been recorded and one of the surviving persons, who was with the deceased, has not alleged any violence

What the court said: The court asked the petitioner to raise objections after the charge sheet is filed and asked her to have some faith in the investigating agency.

Police questioned: The judge had questioned the police over the number of injuries (20) recorded in the post mortem report of deceased Faizan as compared to three injuries shown in the medical report..

Flashback: Communal clashes broke out in Delhi on Feb 24, 2020, after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and 700 injured.

Source: PTI

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