BY- RICKY ANAND
A Delhi court has framed charges against four defendants who allegedly killed a man in riots here last year. Anwar Hussain, Kasim, Shahrukh, and Khalid Ansari allegedly killed a man named Deepak by beating him mercilessly near Ambedkar College on February 25, 2020. He died of hemorrhagic shock, according to the autopsy report.
The additional sessional judge Amitabh Rawat of Delhi Court determined the charges against the defendants according to the necessary sections and explained them to them in their native language in the presence of a lawyer, they pleaded not guilty and pleaded guilty. The judge said: “By their plea and their intentions as evidenced by their conduct, it can be said that the aforementioned illegal assembly itself committed riots and other crimes, such as the murder of the dead. Deepak continued their common subject.
“The plot was further reinforced by the calculated attack on the victim of the illegal assembly,” he said in a November 9 order. The Delhi Court judge said the most important witness in the case was Sunil Kumar, who witnessed the whole incident and gave a full picture of how Deepak died and was killed by the ‘mob of ‘armed teachers’, including the accused. “
By Delhi court order, Sunil said:“ On February 25, a group of illegal Muslims came from Kardampuri Pulia and shouted that Allah Ho Akbar was trying to cross Pulia Gokulpur. Illegal gangs have armed forces. This site captured Deepak, who was brutally beaten. The witness said he hid behind a wall behind a sewer and saw the whole murder through a hole in the wall. He also identified the four accused.
Therefore, for the purposes of prosecution, the Prosecution can convince the Delhi Court that an illegal group of defendants pursuing their common subject have committed acts of rioting and causing aggressive violence. “The public Deepak died with a lethal weapon which caused his death,” the court noted.
The Delhi Court found that there were grounds to conclude that the four accused had committed crimes under Sections 17 (riot), 18 (riot, armed with a lethal weapon), and 302 (murder ) read in accordance with the law. Article 19 (illegal board members committing crimes while prosecuting ordinary subjects) of the IPC. Charges were also made in section 302 (murder) read with 120B (criminal conspiracy).
According to the Code of Criminal Procedure (CPC), the accused must be informed of the offense for which he is charged. The basic purpose of the prosecution by the Delhi court is to make them aware of the offense for which they are accused so that they are prepared to defend themselves. Community clashes erupted in northeast Delhi in February 2020, after violence between supporters of the Civil Rights (Amendment) Act and opponents of it spiraled out of control, killing at least 53 and more than 700 injured.