DELHI RIOTS: Court Granted 4hrs custody to Shahrukh Pathan

Shahrukh Pathan

DELHI: Delhi Court has granted four hours of custody parole to Shahrukh Pathan, He was alleged to point a gun at a policeman during North East Delhi riots, in a case related to rioting, causing injuries to police personnel and gunshot injury sustained by one Rohit Shukla by an armed mob.

In the Bench headed by Additional Session, Judge Amitabh Rawat granted relief to Pathan in an application moved by him on the ground that the health condition of his parents and that he wanted to meet them for a few hours. The Court clarified that the custody parole was allowed only to meet the aged parents at their residence and not for meeting other persons.

It was argued on behalf of Pathan that his father being a senior citizen of 65 years, was suffering from various health problems and that Pathan was recently granted custody parole for a day in March this year for attending the surgery of his father.

It was also submitted that Pathan was brought to the hospital but he could not meet his father due to his health condition.

While noting that although the allegations against Shahrukh Pathan were ‘quite serious’ and his bail pleas had been dismissed many times, the Court noted that the factum of the coronary angiography of his father was already verified.

In last December, the court had, framed charges against Pathan in the said FIR under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with a weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc.), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC.

The FIR was registered under Sections 147, 148, 149, 186, 188, 153A, 283, 353, 332, 323, 307, 505, 120B and 34 of IPC along with sec. 27 of the Arms Act.

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(MARCH – APRIL 2022)


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