Delhi Violence: Police demands cancellation of trial order handing over copy of charge sheet


Delhi Violence: Police demands cancellation of trial order handing over copy of charge sheetDelhi Police (Photo Credit- PTI)

New Delhi, November 4: Delhi Police on Wednesday requested the Delhi High Court to quash the order of the trial court in which all the accused of violence in the national capital earlier this year along with other additional documents, the Charge sheet ) Has been asked to provide a physical copy of. Violence erupted in northeast Delhi earlier this year and a case was registered against the accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad, representing the Delhi Police, urged the single-judge bench of the High Court headed by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait to dismiss the order passed by the lower court on September 21 and October 21. The court has now posted the case for further hearing on November 6. In its plea, the Delhi Police has claimed that the police report is about 2,700 pages and the total documents and statements of witnesses are recorded in about 18,000 pages.

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The petition states, “There are 23 clauses (volumes), including the police report, which were filed before the trial court. The petition was filed under Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC), in which the petitioner is entitled to legality and orders Is challenging the validity of “. Prasad submitted before the court, “The trial court has directed the state to provide a physical copy of the charge sheet along with other documents to the accused persons. In doing so, the trial court conducted a thorough investigation under the legal provision in this regard. Ignoring the agency, ‘Ones to supply’ has been put. ”

Prasad, in the plea given in the court, termed the order as defective and insisted that the police have given a one-way decision to hand over copies of documents and charge sheets to the accused. The Delhi Police has said in the petition filed that the order given by the trial court is defective and there is no merit in it. Delhi Police said in its petition, “The trial court has erred in interpreting Section 207 of the 1973 Code of Criminal Procedure.”

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The argument also states that there is no justification for directing the investigating agency to make physical compensation. The petition argued, “The investigation agency has not been assigned any corpus or fund to prepare copies of the charge sheet and the investigating agency has limited resources.” In the present case, where Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad appeared for the Delhi Police, suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor and Tahir Hussain, the main accused in the case, was represented by senior advocate K.K. K. Mannan and lawyer Udit Bali are doing.

On 16 September, Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against 15 accused under the UAPA, Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act in the violence case. According to the charge sheet, clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters killed 53 people and injured 748 others.

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