A Delhi court on Tuesday directed the prosecution of four accused in a Delhi riots 2020 case in a case of attempt to murder and rioting.
Karkardooma Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, while directing the trial, said that there is sufficient ground to prosecute the four on the basis of the testimony and evidence of the witnesses present in the case.
The Court framed charges against Mohammad Zubair, Mohammad Amir, Shamsuddin and Mohammad Barik under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon), 307 (attempt to murder) read with Section 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The court said that prima facie, these four accused have fired bullets which killed three witnesses and incited riots. However, the court made it clear that the charges of criminal conspiracy and endangering the lives of others were not made out against the accused. The accused allegedly formed an unlawful assembly at Chudi Gali, Maujpur, and fired at the three witnesses.
After violence between the supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the people protesting against it, communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi in February 2020, which had led to the deaths of 53 people and left over 700 injured.
Read copy of the order here:Delhi-riots