By Masihuzzama Ansari / India Tomorrow
NEW DELHI—It took police 18 months to register an FIR against four unknown persons for attacking a 63-year-old Muslim man in Noida. For the record, police registered the FIR only when Supreme Court intervened.
On July 4, 2021, 63-year-old Kazim Ahmed, a resident of Zakir Nagar, Delhi, was thrashed by unknown men when he was waiting for a bus at Sector 37 of Noida. A car stopped and offered him a ride. However, all hell broke loose when they swooped down on Ahmed before throwing him out of the vehicle.
After 18 months, an FIR has been registered with the intervention of the Supreme Court.
Police registered the case of communal attack after the Supreme Court issued a notice to the DGP. Police have registered a case against 4 unknown youths in Sector 39 of Noida.
Noida police have registered a case under sections 323, 324, 504, 298, and 352 of IPC. This incident took place near the Sector 37 Botanical Metro Station under the jurisdiction of the Sector 39 police station.
At the time of the incident, the victim Kazim was waiting for a bus for Aligarh to attend his niece’s wedding. A car offered him a ride. However, three persons inside the car started beating him.
According to the victim, he was attacked with a screwdriver when they came to know that he was a Muslim. The accused started making lewd remarks and Kazim’s beard was also scratched several times.
“Unidentified miscreants hurled abuses at him seeing his dress and identity. Had their intention been to rob, they would have taken the money and thrown him out of the car. But they passed comments on my beard and attacked me with a screwdriver,” he said.
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