Delhi Riots: Court Tells Police Not to Arrest Rashid Till His Complaint is Investigated

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Mazar vandalized in Delhi riots. File Pic
His lawyers say police entertained only Umakant’s statement but did not look into complaint filed by him
Team Clarion 
NEW DELHI — A Muslim man was granted protection from arrest by a Delhi court in connection with the case related to Delhi riots.
According to the Indian Express, the police, instead of investigating the complaint filed by Rashid, wanted to arrest him.
Rashid’s father Hashim Ali, member of Madina Masjid Committee, was first arrested in a case of arson and loot following a complaint by one Naresh Chand.
After Hashim got bail, he filed a complaint regarding the burning down of his house. The Police clubbed his complaint with Chand’s instead of investigating it separately.
Hashim also named 15 rioters who torched down Madina Mosque during the riots in a separate complaint.
Police had earlier claimed that this complaint was added to Naresh’s complaint and then stated that they filed a separate FIR in the matter, the report said.
Rashid separately filed another complaint regarding arson at his house and named Chand’s son Titu alias Umakant. Umakant in response named Hashim and Rashid as responsible for the fire at his father’s house.
Lawyers told the court that police entertained Umakant’s statement and filed a case against Rashid but did not investigate his complaints.
Rashid moved an anticipatory bail application following which court granted him protection from arrest at least until the SHO Karawal Nagar files reply in the matter.

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