“In my humble opinion, chargesheeting the applicant in this case on the basis of such an insignificant material is total non-application of mind by the police which goes to the extent of vindictiveness”, observed Additional Sessions Judge VinodYadav of Karkardooma Court.
With this the court granted bail to United Against Hate’ activist Khalid Saifi in case of riots in Northeast Delhi in the month of February.
The court made its observation while referring to the oral evidence on the Delhi police relied to allege that Khalid was part of conspiracy behind Delhi riot. The witness in the case told the police that he saw Saifi dropping Tahir Hussain (who is prime accused of murder of IB officer Ankit Sharma) outside a building on February 27 and then saw Saifi and Umar Khalid going into the building.
The Court further added that the investigation in the matter is complete and chargesheet has already been filed. The trial in the matter is likely to take a long time and because the that the applicant cannot be forced to stay in jail for such long durations only on the ground that other perons who were part of the riot have to be identified and arrested.
The court granted bail to him on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety of like amount.