Directions for Delhi police commissioner's intervention in 2020 riots case fell on deaf ears: Court

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) A Delhi court has imposed a fine on the police for the “undue harassment” of the accused in a February 2020 riots case, noting that repeated directions to the police commissioner and other senior officers seeking their personal intervention in these matters had fallen on deaf ears.

“Repeated directions have already been issued by this court not only to DCP (NE), Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) and Commissioner of Police, Delhi seeking their personal intervention in the matters pertaining to the North East riots, however, it appears that all the aforesaid directions have fallen on deaf ears,” the judge stated. 

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg directed the police to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 for delay in moving an application for segregation of complaints and conducting further investigation in the case to all the seven accused in equal proportion.