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.
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.
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.
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.