Delhi riots: Delhi HC dismisses plea against more time for Delhi Police

The Delhi high court has laid-off a plea filed by a suspect in an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 case, in reference to the northeast Delhi riots, against a trial order permitting the Delhi Police longer to probe the matter.

The judgment was given by a single-judge Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru during a petition filed by Khalid, a member of the crew ‘United Against Hate’, who is a defendant in conspiracy case, filed by the crime branch.

The court had last month allowed the investigation agency’s application for an extension of the time period given for an inquiry until September fourteen.

Advocates on behalf of the Khalid argued that the order of the court violates principles of natural justice as he was neither provided a replica of the appliance nor given a “meaningful opportunity” to oppose it.

After recording the submissions of the parties, the Court noted that by virtue of the proviso to Section 167 CrPC, the detention of a UAPA defendant may be extended up to 180 days. and if the court is satisfied with the arguments regarding the time extension, then it can give an extension of 90 more days.

In view of the observation, the Court dismissed the petition

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