New Delhi, June 5 : During the hearing on the bail application of an accused in the northeast Delhi riots case, Delhi Police's Crime Branch informed the court that the entire investigation team is in home quarantine and cannot appear before it.
Additional Session Judge Tyagita Singh was hearing the bail plea moved by 37-year-old Sirajuddin on June 3 when Additional Commissioner of Police apprised the court that the entire team of Investigating Officer was home quarantined and cannot appear.
After hearing the contentions, the court directed the officials of the bail section to put up the case for fresh reply from the Investigating Officer through e-mail and to send a link for meeting online to all concerned parties through their respective email IDs for online meeting on June 6.
Sirajuddin was arrested in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old law student Rahul Solanki who was shot dead on February 24 when he had stepped out to buy milk.
A case was registered against him and six others for murder, rioting, unlawful assembly, promoting enmity between different groups, outrage religious feelings, theft, and mischief in connection with the case.
Sirajuddin's counsel Abdul Gaffar had recently sought his bail on the grounds that the prosecution does not have any material evidence to form a prima facie case against him.
"It is evidently clear that the arrest of the accused is nothing but a typical practice of police in riot situations where they detain innocent people just to showcase the huge number of arrests made by them," the bail plea stated.
Gaffar further added that there are no reasonable apprehensions that his client would indulge in tampering of evidence, influence witnesses or abscond.