“Evidence not reliable”: Court acquits Muslim youth in Delhi pogrom case

A Delhi Court has acquitted an accused Noor Mohammad of all the charges levelled against him by Delhi Police in a case of northeast Delhi violence.

“There is no evidence of any kind of overt act against the accused herein, nor is there consistent testimony of four witnesses regarding identification of accused in riotous mob,” Live Law quotes the court as saying.

Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala acquitted Noor of all the charges under Sections 147, 148, 427, 436 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the legal website reported.

The Muslim youth was accused in a case registered at Khajuri Khas police station on the basis of a written complaint filed by one Seema Arora alleging that her showroom was set ablaze by a mob. Two more complaints were received against him and they were clubbed in an FIR.

During the probe, cops Rohtash and Vishal Arora identified Noor as “a member of mob” and he was arrested subsequently.