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Delhi Riots: Delhi HC Directs Sessions Court To Hear Shahrukh Pathan's Bail Plea After The Same Was Denied Hearing By Registry As 'Non-Urgent'

Karan Tripathi
5 May 2020 2:03 PM GMT
Delhi Riots: Delhi HC Directs Sessions Court To Hear Shahrukh Pathans Bail Plea After The Same Was Denied Hearing By Registry As Non-Urgent
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Delhi High Court has directed District and Sessions Judge, North East, to ensure that the bail application of Shahrukh Pathan, who's arrested for offences allegedly committed during the Delhi Riots, is taken up for hearing.

The Single Bench of Justice Anu Malhotra has further directed that the said application shall be taken up for hearing within two days of it being filed.

The order has come in a plea challenging the decision of the Sessions Court Registrar which had denied hearing to the said bail application, citing it as non-urgent.

Appearing for the state, APP Aasha Tiwari informed the court that the CCTV footage of the incident has been sent on 30.04.2020.

In light of these submissions, the court ordered that the Registry of the sessions court shall ensure that the said CCTV footage is placed on record during the hearing on bail.

Shahrukh Pathan was arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for allegedly pointing a pistol at a policeman and opening fire during the Delhi Riots. He's currently in the judicial custody.

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police is conducting investigation against him for offences under sections 186/307/353 of the IPC, and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.

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