New Delhi: Not for the first time, a court in Delhi has hauled up the Delhi Police over its investigation into the riots of 2020.

LiveLaw has reported that Karkardooma Court Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala acquitted a man on August 24, and took a dim view of police making “artificial statements” on a mob’s involvement, filing multiple charge sheets in a “mechanical manner” and not investigating the incidents properly.

Judge Pramachala hauled up the investigating officer and a constable, saying they had failed to prove the now acquitted Javed’s presence in an unlawful assembly beyond any reasonable doubt. It also said that the two had given conflicting descriptions of the case.

“IO was probably making artificial statement in respect of the time of getting knowledge about involvement of accused Javed in the incidents being probed in this case. That could be reason for him to first claim that Ct. Pawan/PW9 had told him about involvement of Javed on 27.02.2020 itself, but he could not say about the reasons for not mentioning name of Javed in the FIR,” the court said.

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