new Delhi. A city court has named two accused named as ‘declared criminals’ in the case of shooting and killing the head constable Rattan Lal of Delhi Police during the violence in the national capital in February. And it also assumes that they are not appearing in court intentionally to avoid trial proceedings. Describing Suleman alias Salman Siddiqui and Ravish as declared criminals, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pushpam Pathak said, “I believe both the accused are deliberately avoiding appearing in court despite the procedure under Section 82 of the CrPC.”
The court has also taken cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the case. The court said, “There is sufficient evidence on record to take cognizance of the crimes committed by the accused.”
North-east Delhi violence: A Delhi Court declares two accused as “Proclaimed Offenders” in a case related to the death of Head Constable Rattan Lal. The court considers that both accused are intentionally avoiding to appear in the court despite due service of process u / s 82 CrPC.
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The court noted that although it was inclined to take cognizance of the offense under Section 153-A of the IPC, the previous sanction provided under Section 196 of the CrPC was mandatory, but was not filed by the prosecution agency. The investigating officer told the court that on 13 July a letter was sent to the competent officer, but it was not clear how long it would take for the approval.
The court said, “In this scenario, when there is no time limit for obtaining sanction and any delay in the proceedings will unnecessarily thwart the purpose for which special courts have been set up for the hearing of riot cases.” has gone. I am the appropriate mother to take cognizance of all the crimes, as discussed. “
The CMM issued a production warrant against all the accused and directed the Tihar Central Jail officials to appear in the court on 10 September through video conferencing. The charge sheet of the Delhi Police states that head constable Ratan Lal was attacked and killed by a mob on February 24.