They are criminals and should be dealt with; Delhi High Court on police who beat up, forced man to sing National Anthem

The Court ordered; the police to conduct an independent investigation and stated that; it would intervene if it discovered any “hanky-panky” in the investigation.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday; directed the Delhi Police to conduct a fair investigation into the; death of Faizan, 23year old , who  allegedly beaten up and; forced to sing the National Anthem by some policemen during the February 2020 Delhi Riots. [Kismatun  v. State of NCT of Delhi   through  Home Department and Ors].

Justice Chandra Dhari Singh stated that; he has faith in the investigating agencies and will not interfere with the investigation at this time, but that; if anything is missing from the status report, he will intervene.

“I am not here to interfere with the investigation in any way, but if; I see any hanky-panky in this report, I will intervene.” The investigation has; lasted two years, and you are the head of one of the SIT (DCP). We have no reason to doubt you.

“However, I am directing you to conduct an independent investigation into the matter,” the judge stated.

Kismatun, Faizan’s mother, had filed a petition with the High Court. According to the petition, Faizan and a few other Muslim men  assaulted by police officers in Kardampuri. A video of cops beating men with; lathis and forcing them to sing the National Anthem went viral on social media.

According to the plea; the police later took Faizan into illegal detention, where; he denied medical care, ultimately leading to his death. As a result, his mother requested; a Court-monitored investigation into the incident.

Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, stated that; the police are not looking into what happened at the Jyoti Nagar Police Station, where; Faizan and others were taken and; held for the night. She claimed that the police station misled the investigation based on the status report..

Grover went on to say that; she found several flaws in the status report and the police investigation, that; no man could be arrested in this case.

The Court ordered; the police to consider the petitioner’s suggestions while conducting their investigation. The case has been rescheduled for May 17.

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