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Delhi riots: Court sets aside order asking police chief to explain reason for not submitting report

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A sessions court in Delhi on Monday set aside a chief metropolitan magistrate’s order that sought an explanation from the police commissioner for not submitting a report related to the February 2020 violence, Live Law reported.

On October 21, the magistrate had asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to explain why action should not be taken against him for not submitting an investigation report in compliance with an order passed on September 25.

Principal District and Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar on Monday set aside the order passed on October 21.

Kumar noted that on October 21, the chief metropolitan magistrate passed the order seeking an explanation from the police chief even though the sessions court had stayed the direction.

The sessions court had passed the order earlier on October 21.

“Considering the facts and circumstances of the matter and given the fact that the operation of the impugned order, dated 25.09.2021 was stayed by this Court vide order dated, 21.10.2021, the consequential directions emanating from the impugned order are not warranted,” the sessions court said on Monday.

On October 21, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg had cautioned the Delhi Police chief and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East Delhi) that the court will hold them personally responsible if investigating officers seek adjournments on the grounds that…

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