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The court here, while hearing the 2020 Delhi riots case, sought an explanation from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North-East District regarding the “contradictory stand” taken by the prosecution on the number of accused.

It asked the DCP several questions, including what action was taken for wrongly mentioning the names of the accused in the FIR.

The court was hearing a plea filed by the investigating officer seeking withdrawal of 30 complaints attached to the case against accused Raj Kumar and four others along with the charge sheet. “Before proceeding further, it is necessary to get a clear and unambiguous picture supported by relevant evidence, therefore, the matter is referred to the North East District DCP, to examine the situation and queries and bring clarifications.” Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala said in an order dated November 1.

According to the investigating officer, the court noted that none of the complainants could identify or name any of the accused who had damaged their property during the riots and the investigation was ongoing. Initially, it was reported that a mob, armed with sticks and blunt weapons, looted and burnt two items from his rented shops at New Sabapur in Karawal city on February 25, 2020. But the court noted that out of the four names mentioned in the complaint, the name of one was “cut out in ink”. The case record also includes complaints filed by 19 people on February 25, 2020, about vandalism and looting of their property by the rioters.

The court noted that though the chargesheet was filed against five accused, the concerned DCP had named 14 accused in his complaint.

“All the above-mentioned scenarios lead to conflicting position of the first complainant and the prosecution (based on the difference between the accused persons as mentioned in the charge-sheet and the complaint),” the judge said.

“Many questions arise as to why the fourth name was inked in Asad Singh’s complaint, how was the statement of this witness confirmed correct and what action was taken to mention the wrong name of the accused in the FIR? ” the judge said. The court then directed the DCP to submit a report on December 24. The five accused — Rajkumar, Sonu, Virender, Rohit and Vinod — were charged at Garawal Nagar police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including rioting and carrying weapons. Filed.Mischief with intent to destroy dwelling with a deadly weapon and fire or explosives.

In February 2020, at least 53 people were killed, more than 700 injured and several properties damaged after violence erupted between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in northeast Delhi.

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