Delhi Police searches premises of advocate representing accused in February riots case


The search was performed by the Delhi Police Special Cell as a part of an investigation into alleged forgery of paperwork in a case associated to the communal violence within the Dayalpur space of the town in February this 12 months

New Delhi: In a case associated to alleged use of cast paperwork as real in judicial information in a northeast Delhi riots case, police on Thursday searched the premises of two members of the bar, together with advocate Mehmood Pracha, officers mentioned.

The search was performed by the Delhi Police Special Cell after getting permission from court docket.

During the course of a bail matter relating to an accused of the northeast Delhi riots, use of a cast notary stamp and creation of allegedly false or manipulated proof by the hands of sure members of the bar was seen, police mentioned.

The particular court docket had noticed that the identical required thorough investigation. Pursuant to this, a felony case beneath acceptable sections of legislation was registered and investigation taken up, a senior police officer mentioned.

During investigation, search warrants to search for digital materials and different proof from the premises of two members of the bar had been obtained from the court docket and the identical are being executed in knowledgeable method at one location in Nizamuddin and one other at Yamuna Vihar, police additional mentioned.

A video which goes viral on social media reveals police in Pracha’s workplace at Nizamuddin saying that they are going to seize Pracha’s desktop laptop. The search operation remains to be underway at his place.

The court docket had earlier requested the police to analyze the matter after they alleged that affidavits submitted within the case associated to the communal violence in Dayalpur space of the town in February this 12 months, had been attested by a counsel who had expired in 2017.

The Commissioner of Delhi Police had knowledgeable the court docket that an FIR lodged towards unknown individuals was registered beneath sections 182 (false info, with intent to trigger public servant to make use of his lawful energy to the damage of one other individual), 193 (false proof), 420 (dishonest), 464 (false doc), 466 (forgery of file of Court), 471 (utilizing as real cast doc), 472 (counterfeit seal) and 120B (felony conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between supporters of the citizenship legislation and people protesting towards the laws spiralled uncontrolled leaving not less than 53 folks useless and round 200 injured.

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