High court granted bail to 2 accused in killing officer during Delhi riots

IB officer died due to shock and bleeding, court told (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court last year rejected the bail plea of ​​two people accused of killing an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer during riots in the northeast part of the national capital, saying that they were “playing hide-and-seek with prosecution.” Are “.

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said in the facts and circumstances of the case, where the life of a young intelligence officer has been lost, the court has not been persuaded to adopt a lenient view towards both the accused.

The court stated that the trial in the accelerated case was already underway and the accused would have an opportunity to make a case for bail in the proper condition during the trial.

The order came on the pleas of Sameer Khan and Qasim, which refused to grant bail by the trial court in October last year.

Both claimed before the High Court that they were falsely implicated in the case and there was no evidence on record linking them to the murder of the IB officer.

The prosecution had strongly opposed the bail pleas of both the accused, stating that they were not only part of a large mob that destroyed public property, but were part of a group that took the life of IB officer Ankit Sharma Lee.

The prosecution told the High Court that according to the post-mortem report, the IB officer had died due to shock and bleeding due to injuries to his lungs and brain.

The court said the post-mortem also showed that Mr Sharma had suffered 52 injuries, which were cut with sharp-edged and heavy weapons and the rest were from blunt force and all were fresh before death.

The prosecution also said that both the accused were of bad character in the area and other FIRs were pending against them in connection with the riots and both were missing for some time before their arrest and hence, if they were granted bail, then every There was a possibility that they would run away again.

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