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Delhi High Court dismisses Ishrat Jahan plea against Delhi riots case

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Congress ex-councillor Ishrat Jahan, challenging

Delhi High Court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2020 8:22 AM GMT


NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Congress ex-councillor Ishrat Jahan, challenging an order of the trial court granting more time to the Delhi Police to file a chargesheet against her in a case related to the Delhi riots, after finding "no merits" in the plea.

"Accordingly, finding no merit in the present petition, the same is accordingly, dismissed with no order as to costs. The trial court shall not get influenced by the observations made by this Court while passing the order," said a single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait. The bench while passing the order observed that there was "no illegality or perversity" in the order passed by the trial court.

"I am of the view that Public Prosecutor had moved an application, for extension of time to file chargesheet, after going through the whole matrix of the case and after satisfying himself as per the law. Learned Judge also after going through the facts and circumstances and mandate of provisions of law of the Act mentioned above and after recording his satisfaction had passed impugned order," the order said.

On July 20, the high court had reserved its order on the petition filed by Ishrat Jahan challenging a trial court order that granted an extension of 60 days to the Crime Branch for filing a chargesheet in the case against her in connection with the riots that broke out in the national capital in February this year.

During the course of hearing, Delhi government's senior standing counsel Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi Police, had stated that the investigators have "enough" material evidence to show that the extension of 90 days given by the court was correct in law. (IANS)

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