Rattan Lal Murder Case (Delhi Riots): Out of 11 accused bail to 8 people whereas plea of 3 accused dismissed

Rattan Lal Murder Case (Delhi Riots): Out of 11 accused bail to 8 people whereas plea of 3 accused dismissed

In the case of the murder of head constable Rattan Lal during the Delhi Riots of February 2020 [State v. Arif], the Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to one accused while rejecting release to another.

Justice Subramonium Prasad granted Mohd Saleem Khan’s bail application but denied Mohd Ibrahim’s.

The Court had previously granted bail to Shanawaz and Mohd Ayyub while dismissing Sadiq and Irshad Ali’s bail applications.

The case concerned the assassination of Delhi police chief constable Rattan Lal.

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju had stated that the episode in question was a “frontal attack on police” who were “hopelessly outnumbered” while contesting the bails of Delhi riots suspects.

The Court had previously granted bail to five people, stating that the right to protest and voice disagreement is a basic right in a democratic culture.

It is the Constitutional duty of the Court to ensure that there is no arbitrary deprivation of personal liberty in the face of excess of State power,” the court held.

Up to now, 8 of the 11 defendants in the case have been granted bail, while three have had their bail applications dismissed.

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Drishti Miglani
I am Drishti Miglani, a fifth-year BBA-LLB student at Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan. Being a first-generation lawyer, I am a highly motivated individual who is always keen on providing my level best at any task. My area of interest is criminal and constitutional law however isn't limited to the same. I am extremely enthusiastic about research and love the opportunity to expand my horizons of knowledge. I am an extremely unbiased individual who makes her opinion on a matter only after the analysis of a subject at the most minute details. I love to connect with people and know more about them, their culture, background. I look for opportunities to implement my skills and knowledge and gain some experience out of it.