Northeast Delhi violence: Court acquits accused Noor Mohammad due to lack of evidence

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In the order to acquit the accused Noor Mohammad, the court said that no solid and reliable evidence has been found to convict him on the charges leveled against him.

New Delhi:

A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a man accused of vandalizing a shop during the violence in northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area due to lack of concrete evidence. The Delhi Police had registered a case against the accused under sections related to rioting, unlawful assembly, arson and sabotage. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt on February 25, 2020, acquitted Noor Mohammad alias Noora of the charges of rioting, arson and vandalism at Banni Bakery Shop in Chand Bagh Pulia area.

In the order of acquittal, the court said that no solid and credible evidence has been found against the accused to convict him on the charges leveled against him.

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While acquitting the accused, the court said that when people participate in an unlawful assembly or arson in large numbers or in a conflict between two groups, the prosecution must have at least two witnesses to convict a person, who can be found guilty of the charges. support and involvement of the accused has to be identified.

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The court said in the order, “The manner in which the police spoke on 2 April 2020 at the police station identifying Noor Mohammad alias Noora as one of the rioters and the manner in which he was being interrogated by the investigating officer at the police station , that seems totally suspicious and bereft of credibility.

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