The prosecutor has said that police violated the law laid down by the Supreme Court (in State Of Gujarat vs Kishanbhai) and sent across chargesheets even when there was “no evidence” against the accused.
The court also directed the appellant to do 'some charitable service' and directed him to deposit Rs 5,000 in the account of an NGO in Dwarka, involved in providing free education to destitute children.
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The affidavit was submitted through Sharma’s counsel, M A Niyazi while the High Court was hearing separate pleas of Asthana, CBI DSP Devendra Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad seeking the quashing of an FIR against them that includes extortion charges.
The HC said the trial court order "conspicuously lacks clarity" on why no case for a graver offence, like murder, was made out, given that a large number of persons died in the violence "committed by the rioters".
Jain was arrested by Delhi Police allegedly for his role in the protest, held in the wake of a rape in the city. Police had alleged that Jain and his supporters had blocked traffic at Outer Ring Road, Meera Bagh, and were rioting and raising slogans.
In his petition filed in 2012 under the Guardian and Wards Act, the grandfather said that he was a retired employee of the Animal Husbandry Department, receiving Rs 27,500 as monthly pension and Rs 19,000 as rental income.
Citing the victim’s post-mortem report, the Metropolitan Magistrate said Pandey died because of “haemorrhagic shock” due to a bullet injury. The court also said the firing by Parmar was “questionable”.