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Delhi High Court dismisses Sharjeel Imam's plea

The Delhi High Court while dismissing the petition filed by former JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam challenging the trial court

Sharjeel Imam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 July 2020 8:48 AM GMT

The Delhi High Court while dismissing the petition filed by former JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam challenging the trial court order granting more time to the police to conclude the probe in a case against him, observed that the lockdown due the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the pace of the probe. The high court noted that the report submitted by the Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) mentioned that due to the global COVID-19 pandemic a lockdown was imposed due to which the pace of the investigation was seriously disrupted. "The aforesaid clearly depicts the reasons for not completing the investigation in 90 days," said a single judge bench of the high court presided over by Justice V Kameshwara Rao. This observation was made in response to the allegations levelled by the petitioner's counsel, senior advocate Rebecca John who had said that the report of the APP does not satisfy the requirement under the law. (IANS)

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