New Delhi: The Delhi High Court granted bail to two accused in murder case of Northeast Delhi riots victim On Tuesday. The High Court denied relief to another accused, saying that he was an active member of the mob who set her house on fire saying that he was an active member of the mob who set her house on fire.
The 85-Year-Old Victim identified as Akbari died of asphyxia after inhaling smoke when her house at Bhajanpura was set on fire amid the riots, by the mob who had gathered in support of the CAA.
When the house was on fire, the other members managed to reach on the rooftop, but due to her age she was unable to reach. After the fire was extinguished, her body was found lying on a folding bed on the second floor of the building.
“The clinching evidence that tilts this Court to prolong the incarceration of the petitioner is his presence in the clipping wherein he is clearly identified at the scene of crime, pelting stones and dragging a scooty near the scene of crime and pelting stones towards the residence of the complainant. The petitioner was not a mere curious onlooker and the mob, in which the petitioner was participating, set fire to the house of the complainant resulting in the death of an old lady,” said Justice Subramonium Prasad, while declining the bail to Vishal Singh alias Pawan.
However, the court granted bail to accused Arun Kumar Malik and Ravi Kumar alias Amit.
The court observed that Malik was spotted with a lathi, he has not been seen attacking anyone. While granting bail to him the court said even though he was spotted with a lathi, he has not been seen attacking any person with the lathi. With regard to Amit, the court said he is not seen actively participating with the mob and only seems to be a curious onlooker.
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