NEW DELHI: As trials proceed in the northeast Delhi riots cases, with prosecution evidence being recorded, a city court has again questioned the police for failing to conduct investigation against two alleged accused people named by a witness in his statement.
The court noted in its order that one of the prosecution witnesses had stated about two other accused people but no investigation regarding them has been conducted in the case.
“The investigating officer (IO) was confronted with this position. He has no answer to the same,” additional sessions judge Vinod Yadav said in the order.
An explanation was sought from DCP (northeast), following which a letter was submitted by the police on the following day seeking more time to file the report.
The SHO of Gokalpuri police station also submitted that there was nothing in the police file that could even remotely establish that investigation with respect to the alleged two accused people was conducted in the matter.
The court noted that the IO was not in a position to answer to why one complaint was the basis for registration of two FIRs. It said that whether the complaint could form the basis of two different FIRs was a question which was required to be answered by the prosecution.
The case pertains to alleged vandalism of properties during the communal violence in February last year.
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