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NEW DELHI: A court on Friday, while hearing a case regarding the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, acquitted four persons from charges of rioting and setting ablaze a shop. Mohammed Shahnawaz, Mohammed Shoaib, Shahrukh and Rashid were accused of being a part of a riotous mob that set ablaze a shop and a vehicle in Gokalpuri area on February 24, 2020.

“In view of my foregoing discussions, observations and findings, I find that charges levelled against the accused persons are not proved beyond doubt. Hence, accused persons’ are acquitted of all the charges levelled against them in this case,” Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala said. The court noted that according to the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, it was proved that an unlawful assembly indulged in vandalism and arson in the area.

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