Delhi HC Rejects Two Petitions Of Police Against Faisal Farooq
NEW DELHI, JULY 23—The Delhi High Court has rejected two petitions filed by the police against Rajdhani School proprietor, Faisal Farooq, one challenging the bail order issued by trial court and the other pertaining to alleged violation of the bail order by Faisal.
However, Farooq is still in Jail in another case.
Hearing the argument on a Delhi Police petition challenging bail order given by trial court to Faisal Farooq in Northeast Delhi riots, High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kumar Kait slammed police saying that it had taken system on ride. The court has rejected the petition and said that police was misusing the judicial system.
The police sought cancellation of bail order. The trial court issued bail order on June 20 to Faisal Farooq due to lack of evidence in police chargesheet against him. The police alleged that he had links with Popular Front of India, Pinjra Tod and Muslim clerics. There was no evidence in chargesheet to support these allegations.
The police said that it is prime facie not established that the applicant was at the spot at the time of incident.
The police alleged in its application that Additional Sessions Judge in the trial court incorrectly recorded that in none of the CCTV footage, presence of respondent was there. This appeal of Delhi Police is pending consideration.
In another petition against Farooq Delhi, Police advocate Amit Prasad submitted in the court on July 4 that Dharmesh Sharma, son of complainant in the case Yatendra Sharma, received a call threatening his life from an unknown number. The caller asked him to withdraw the case against Farooq. This is violation of bail order, he submitted.
The court dismissed the petition saying that this is not maintainable. The court asked the police to give the name of the caller. If name of the caller is established during probe and it is found that he is Farooq or his family members, the petition will be carried out. The next hearing in the case is scheduled on July 24.
(The story has been written by Syed Ali Ahmed)