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After observing that the concerned inspector failed to respond to the court's inquiry regarding the status of the investigation and the filing of a supplemental charge sheet in a case involving the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, the court directed the Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) to appear in person before it.
A Delhi Court on Wednesday directed the Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) to appear in person before it after noting that the inspector concerned failed to answer the court’s query about the status of the investigation and filing of a supplementary charge sheet in a case of the 2020 northeast Delhi riots.
While issuing summoning order the Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma Court, said, “It has been asked from the inspector present about the status of the investigation and filing of supplementary charge sheet… However, no answer is forthcoming”.
“In these circumstances, the court is constrained to issue notice to the Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) to appear in person on the next date,” the judge added.
The court passed the above order while hearing an application by Delhi Police for the de-sealing of exhibits for making copies.
The accused in the case are Tahir Hussain, Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi, Isharat Jahan, Meeran Haider, Gulfisha Fatima, Shifa-Ur-Rehman, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Saleem Malik, Mohd. Saleem Khan, Athar Khan, Safoora Zargar, Sharjeel Imam, Faizan Khan, and Natasha Narwal.
The matter will be taken up for further consideration on June 9.
Case Title: State v. Tahir Hussain & Ors.
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