Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Delhi pogrom: Police investigation callous and farcical, says Court

Photo: Shaheen Abdulla/Maktoob

After the Delhi Police challenged a court order that directed it to file an FIR on the complaint of Mohammad Nasir, who lost his left eye during the anti-Muslim pogrom in 2020, a Delhi Court dismissed the police’s petition, said the police officials have “miserably failed” in their statutory duties in the case.

Karkardooma Court Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on Bhajanpura police station’s Station House Officer and his supervising officers, The Quint reported.

“I do not find any merit in this revision petition. The same accordingly stands dismissed with a cost of Rs.25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only) which shall be deposited with Delhi Legal Services Authority by DCP (NorthEast) within one week from today and the said amount shall be recovered from the petitioner and his supervising officers, who have miserably failed in their statutory duties in this case after holding a due inquiry in this regard,” read the order.

According to Indian Express, Judge has sent the order to Commissioner of Police “for bringing to his notice” the level of investigation and supervision in the matter and also asked him to take remedial action.

“Again, the judiciary has not let me down. Really hope that now my FIR is registered soon and I do not have to wait further,” The Quint quoted as Nasir as saying.

34 year old Mohammed Nasir Khan, a Delhi government employee and a former CISF official, was shot at on February 24 during the anti-Muslim pogrom, a few steps away from his house. He has permanently lost vision in the left eye.

“When I reached the residential street, a Hindu mob started thrashing me. I told them I was a local. They kept on chanting Jai Shri Ram. Another group arrived and I was suddenly shot at after which the attackers fled. I was bleeding…a part of my skull was visible. My father called the police but no one came. The mobs even tried to stop the autorickshaw while we are on the way to hospital,” Nasir told Maktoob last year.

A plastic surgery was conducted, but his vision is lost.

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