2020 Delhi riots: Man who pointed gun at cop gets bail in another casetext_fields
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Shahrukh Pathan in a case related to causing injuries to several police personnel and gunshot injury to one Rohit Shukla during the 2020 northeast Delhi riots.
However, Pathan who hogged the media spotlight as he threatened to kill a police officer with a pistol during the riots, will remain in jail since he is yet to get bail in the case.
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Amitabh Rawat, while pronouncing the order on a bail plea by Pathan, observed that he is not accused of shooting at Shukla but is accused of being part of the riotous mob that shot at Shukla.
The alleged incident took place near Delhi’s Maujpaur Chowk on February 24, 2020.
“In the overall facts and circumstances of the case where accused Shahrukh Pathan has been in custody since April 3, 2020, the (case is at the) stage of the prosecution evidence, where public witness and injured Rohit Shukla has been examined and relevant remaining witnesses are all police officials, and all other co-accused persons are on bail, the present bail application of accused Shahrukh Pathan is allowed,” ASJ Rawat said.
The court directed Pathan to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties of the like amount as a condition for bail.
It further said, “The court is also conscious of the fact that accused Shahrukh Pathan is also involved in another rioting case (FIR No.51/2020 Police station-Jafrabad) where he is stated to have made an attack on the life of a police official, however, the said case will be dealt with on its own facts.”
With inputs from agencies