Apprehending an attack on Irfan, the 3rd Battalion of Delhi Armed Police, which ferries the undertrials lodged at Tihar, had named him a high risk undertrial and also moved a plea before a Delhi court seeking video conferencing of over a dozen trials he is facing in the national capital, said sources. The court, however, had rejected the plea, added the sources.
Irfan is facing prosecution in at least 23 cases against him in the capital. “The court had rejected the our application although we had informed them that his rivals may attack him. Wednesday’s incident was a result of a long rivalry between Irfan and Abdul Nasir, whose close aide was shot by Irfan,” said a 3rd Battalion DAP official.
According to the police, Irfan is a history-sheeter. Police sources said Nasir did not use his own gang members for this job and hired the ‘juveniles’, keeping in mind the legal provisions which apply on a juvenile.
According to sources, criminals are familiar with the security loopholes in city courts and some, apparently, fancy their chances of escaping after committing such crimes.
Why Irfan was in court
# Irfan was produced in court in a 2012 case registered against him in Seelampur police station. The court was hearing arguments on framing of charges.
# In the FIR, police named Irfan and another accused, Barma, based on a complaint filed by a resident of New Seelampur, who alleged Irfan had trespassed and threatened her father in connection with a civil dispute case lodged in Karkardooma court over ownership of the property.
# Irfan has been chargesheeted under sections 336 IPC (Act endangering life or personal safety of others), 452 IPC ( House trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint ), 506 IPC (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and other sections.