New Delhi (ILNS): The Delhi Court has granted bail to a man in two cases related to the north-east Delhi riots after noting that the investigation in the cases had left a lot to be desired and that witness statements and the version of the police were contradicting each other.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat granted the relief to Ajay arrested in case under sections 147/148/149/427/436 IPC on April 18, on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety of like amount each in the two cases of alleged vandalism and burning of shops in Jyoti Nagar during the communal riots this February.

The court said as per the statement of witness Mohd Aslam, the accused was arrested at his instance from near Neet Nagar, Railway Line bushes, but as per the arrest memo, his place of arrest was Jyoti Nagar Police Station.

It was submitted that the accused is 21-years-old and is the sole bread earner of his family and the only son of his family. He is a student of class 11 and also takes class of the children of his area and has no other source of income.

The father of the accused is a patient of epilepsy and is also a heart patient. There is no other family member to look after the parents of the accused as his mother is confined to bed for last many years and she has been vomiting blood for the last ten days and there is no hope of her life for long.

The court observed: “There is a statement of the witness Md Aslam recorded on April 18, as per which, two accused persons namely Ajay and Gaurav were arrested at his instance, whereas, the arrest memo of the said accused Ajay shows Md. Aslam as one of the witnesses but the place of arrest is not a public place but Police Station Jyoti Nagar itself. The investigation in the present case leaves a lot to be desired.”

It also noted that the witness statement was recorded on April 18 but the incident was from February 25.

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