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Delhi riots: Court says riot accused who pointed gun at cop cannot dictate how he should be brought to court

Sharukh Pathan is facing trial for the attempt to murder of a Delhi Police Head Constable during the northeast Delhi riots.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: December 6, 2021 8:36:09 pm
Sharukh Pathan was photographed pointing a gun at a Delhi Police head constable during the northeast Delhi riots. (File)

A Delhi court refused the request of a northeast Delhi riot accused, facing trial for pointing a weapon at a policeman, to be produced in court in a separate jail van, observing that “he cannot dictate anyone how he should be brought in the court”.

Sharukh Pathan is facing trial for the attempt to murder of a Delhi Police Head Constable during the northeast Delhi riots.

On December 4, an application was moved by lock-up incharge at Karkardooma Courts stating that Pathan was to be produced on the day but he refused to board the jail van saying he will go in a separate van only. The application also wanted permission to produce Pathan in handcuffs.

The application stated if every accused started making such submissions it will not be possible to follow through with their requests considering the resources.

Pathan had also given a handwritten statement to the court asking for a seperate van.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said that “in the absence of any specific threat from an individual, accused Sharukh Pathan cannot cannot ask for a separate van for himself.”

“Since he has been brought in a van with separate enclosure/kharja where other undertrials in the same van cannot access the accused physically, this should suffice the purpose,” court said.

The Court also noted that there was no application from Pathan’s counsel requesting a separate van for him citing any specific reason.

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