Shahrukh Pathan whose picture pointing the gun at a Police officer during the Delhi riots went viral, was denied interim bail by Delhi Court on November 9th.
The bail applicant was arrested by the Crime Branch in March for his alleged involvement in the riots and pointing the gun at the policeman posted for law and order near Jaffrabad Police Station. Shahrukh had escaped from Delhi and was absconding but later found by the Police. The person who gave him shelter was also arrested.
The applicant argued that he fired in self defence and had no intention to hurt anybody. The applicant prayed for bail to take care of his mother who fell from the stairs and is unwell.
Cases against Shahrukh Pathan were filed under Sections 353 & 34 of IPC r/w Sections 25 & 27 of the Arms Act, 307, 147, 148, 149, 186 and 216 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Court noted that the applicant’s father was previously convicted under NDPS Act and the fact that the applicant was absconding before arrest puts him at flight risk. The accused had earlier moved a bail application which was also dismissed. After the verification the Court found that the mother’s care can be taken by the father of the accused and his relatives.
The bail application was denied and disposed.