Bail granted to accused in Jahangirpuri violence case

One-liner: A court in Delhi on Friday granted bail to an accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case.

Not armed with weapon: It said the charge sheet makes it clear that he was not armed with a weapon during the incident and no other involvement was attributed to him.

Hearing of bail plea: The court was hearing the bail plea of an accused, who was booked under various IPC provisions, including rioting and assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty and under the Arms Act.

No recovery of weapon: Additional Sessions Judge Smita Garg noted that as per the charge sheet filed against the applicant, neither he was armed with any weapon during the incident, nor recovery of any weapon was made from him.

  • The court said the accused was in custody since April 17, 2022, and the investigation regarding him was complete

Admitted to bail: Considering the overall facts and circumstances of the case and the role assigned to him, the applicant Neeraj Sarkar is admitted to bail on furnishing a personal bond in the sum of ₹25,000 with one surety in like amount, the judge said.

Hanuman Jayanti: When a procession was taken out on the eve of Hanuman Jayanti in Jahangirpuri area on April 16, 2022, co-accused Ansar and his associates started having arguments with the procession, which culminated in pelting of stones and a stampede.

Rioters attack police: The rioters, armed with deadly weapons, caused injury to police officials, damaged vehicles, and set a vehicle on fire, the prosecution said.

Source: PTI