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Delhi HC Grants Time To Faisal Farooq To File Reply On Plea By Delhi Police

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The Delhi High Court today has granted time to Faisal Farooq to file his reply in a plea filed by Delhi Police seeking cancellation of his bail.

A Single judge bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait while hearing the plea of Delhi Police yesterday stayed the release of Faisal Farooq till further orders of the Court.

ASG Aman Lekhi appeared on behalf of the State. The court sought to know what was the reason behind the controversy on previous day hearing. Whether it has been resolved or not. Why they unnecessarily interrupt in the proceedings? asked the Court

During the hearing on June 22, Senior Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra opposed the appearance of SG Tushar Mehta and said Central Government has no power to file this petition against June 20 order of Trial Court. Later, SG Tushar Mehta withdraws his name from the petition.

ASG Lekhi said, I am appearing for the State, and no one else is here it means objection raised yesterday were not well founded.

Senior Counsel Ramesh Gupta appearing for Faisal submitted that Faisal had already been granted bail by the trial court, however he has been kept in custody for some other case filed against him.

Faisal Farooq, the owner of Rajdhani School, located in the Shiv Vihar locality, was arrested in connection with the communal violence that broke out in the North East Delhi in February 2020.

Faisal along with other 18 people were arrested in a case of rioting and for burning down an adjacent school in the area on February 24.

The Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet against Faisal and others on June 3. However, on June 20, a court in Delhi granted him bail, saying it was prima facie not established that he was present at the spot at the time when violence broke out in the area.

The matter would now be heard on July 1.

-India Legal Bureau

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