24 more persons granted bail in Delhi violence case

24 more persons granted bail in Delhi violence case

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: As many as 24 individuals were granted bail in various cases related to anti-Muslim violence that took place in northeast Delhi in February, a release issued by Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) said. Their bail applications were approved by the Delhi High Court and the Karkarduma Sessions Court.

“The truth has come out to the world that in the name of investigation and action, the real culprits have been saved by the police, and the innocent people who did nothing in the riots have been arrested,” JUH chief Maulana Arshad Madani said reacting to the bail order. JUH has been providing legal assistance to people allegedly implicated in cases related to February’s violence.

They were purportedly made part of witch-hunt started by the Delhi Police that had played a significant role in the escalation of the violence. Scores of fact-finding reports released by non-governmental organisations have refuted the police version and exposed the role of police and other government authorities in the violence.

According to the press release, a total of 30 Muslim accused have got bail through the efforts of the Jamiat. Six of them had got bail in October.

Justice Shrish Ket of the Delhi High Court granted conditional bail to Rehan Pardhan, Arshad Qayyum, Irshad Ahmed, Muhammad Rehan, Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi and Zubair Ahmed. Zubair was released from jail on Sunday while the process for the release of others was on.

Meanwhile, Karkarduma Sessions Court Judge Vinod Kumar Yadav granted bail to Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi, Arshad Qayyum, Mohammad Shadab, Mohammad Abid and other accused.

All the accused are required to furnish a personal bond of Rs.25,000. The public prosecutors vehemently opposed the bail applications of all the accused and told the court that releasing them could disrupt peace. But the court agreed with the arguments of the defence lawyers and granted bail to the 24 accused.

Advocate Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Chauhan and his assistant Advocate Dinesh appeared for the accused on behalf of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.

New Delhi, Dec 20, 2020: Thorough the efforts of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, bail petitions of Muslims accused in Delhi riots, continue to be approved. Today, 24 more people have been granted bail through the efforts of the lawyers of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. It is noteworthy that the lower court and Delhi High Court have granted bail to a total of 30 accused so far, and the process of release of Muslim youth from jail has also begun. One accused has been released from jail yesterday.

Justice Shrish Ket of Delhi High Court has granted conditional bail to accused Rehan Pardhan, Arshad Qayyum, Irshad Ahmed, Muhammad Rehan, Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi and Zubair Ahmed while accused Zubair Ahmed has been released from jail.

Bail has been granted for all these accused in FIR No. 117/2020, 80/2020, 120/2020, 119/2020. Earlier, the bail of accused Reyast Ali, Shah Alam, Rashid Saifi, Arshad Qayyum, Mohammad Shadab, Mohammad Abid and other accused was granted by Karkarduma Sessions Court Judge Vinod Kumar Yadav. 

Delhi High Court and the lower court ordered the accused to be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.25,000, though the public prosecutor vehemently opposed the release of the accused on bail, and told the court that releasing the accused on bail could disrupt the peace. But the court agreed with the arguments of the defence lawyers and granted bail to the accused.

Advocate Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Chauhan and his assistant Advocate Dinesh appeared for the accused on behalf of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.

“There is no doubt that Delhi riots were planned and communal forces were working behind it— The characters whose role have been constantly exposed are still free and poisoning the society, but no need is felt to expose them and bring them to the court of justice,” Madani added.

He further said that Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, for the last seventy years has been demanding the formation of a strict law against religiously motivated violence.

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