Court orders FIR on plea of man whose eye was injured during anti-Muslim riots

Mohammad Nasir

By Muslim Mirror Staff

A Delhi court has ordered the police to file an FIR in a case, in which a man received a gunshot injury in his eye during the anti-Muslim violence that took place north-eastern parts of the city in February, PTI reported.

The Karkardooma Court was hearing an application filed by Mohammad Nasir, who alleged that he was attacked by a mob led by Naresh Tyagi, Shubhash Tyagi, Uttam Tyagi and Sushil during the riots.

In an order passed on 21 October, Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Manchanda directed the Bhajanpura Police Station SHO to lodge the case within 24 hours of receiving the order and file a status report by November 25.

It, however, dismissed another application filed by Nasir seeking investigation by a neutral agency, saying it was beyond the scope of jurisdiction of a magistrate court.

The petition filed by Nasir stated that on February 24, he was allegedly attacked while he was returning home with his sister, who was admitted in a hospital for the past few days due to kidney stones.

The application further claimed that Nasir had filed a complaint to the police on March 19 and informed about the alleged incident but no FIR has been registered till date.

He had also informed the police that he was allegedly receiving death threats from Naresh to not file any complaint, the application said.

It further said that on July 3, Nasir had sent a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (north east) for protection under the Delhi Witness Protection Scheme, but no help has been received.

“The complaint was initially sought to be filed in March 2020, but due to the suspended functioning of subordinate courts directed by the Delhi High Court, the complaint could not be filed,” Nasir stated in his application.

The police had informed the court that the complaint was filed on March 19, after almost a month”s gap and hence it was doubtful.

However, the court disapproved the police’s allegations and ordered them to lodge a complaint in connection with the brutal attack on Nasir.



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