Delhi Riots: Gulfisha Said – No Proof Of Speech Or Use Of Chili Powder, Jail Officer Summoned In Another Case – Gulfisha Said – No Proof Of Speech Or Use Of Chili Powder

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Gulfisha Fathima, an accused in the Delhi riots cases, told the Delhi High Court on Friday that there was no evidence to show that she had made any speech or used chilli powder or encouraged women to assemble. He said that Delhi Police’s allegation is baseless, in such a situation, she is entitled to bail.

A special bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar is hearing Gulfisha’s appeal against the trial court’s order denying her bail in the case registered by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.

The counsel appearing for Gulfisha argued before the bench that no material has been recovered from Gulfisha. At the time Gulfisha was arrested, the police had recorded the statement of only one witness. The counsel, however, submitted that the said statement is general in nature and not specific to any incident. The statement of the said witnesses was recorded to fit the emerging narrative of the prosecution.

Jail officer called…
In another case, the court summoned the Tihar Jail Superintendents and the Law Officer (Prisons) for withdrawing the facility of telephonic conversation with the family of Delhi riots accused Sharjeel Imam, Gulfisha Fatima and Shifa-ur-Rehman. Appearing before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, the lawyers appearing for the three accused said that the facility of calling was being provided under Rule 631 of the Delhi Jail Rules, 2018, but it was stopped after the notification.

The court was told that a letter from the Superintendent Jail No. 8 is on record stating that the facility to make calls was being given to co-accused Meeran Haider as he was of the opinion that Rule 631 does not cover UAPA. The court directed the Law Officer (Prisons) (HQ) to appear in person on January 7. Now the matter will be heard on January 7.

Gulfisha Fathima, an accused in the Delhi riots cases, told the Delhi High Court on Friday that there was no evidence to show that she had made any speech or used chilli powder or encouraged women to assemble. He said that Delhi Police’s allegation is baseless, in such a situation, she is entitled to bail.

A special bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar is hearing Gulfisha’s appeal against the trial court’s order denying her bail in the case registered by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.

The counsel appearing for Gulfisha argued before the bench that no material has been recovered from Gulfisha. At the time Gulfisha was arrested, the police had recorded the statement of only one witness. The counsel, however, submitted that the said statement is general in nature and not specific to any incident. The statement of the said witnesses was recorded to fit the emerging narrative of the prosecution.

Jail officer called…

In another case, the court summoned the Tihar Jail Superintendents and the Law Officer (Prisons) for withdrawing the facility of telephonic conversation with the family of Delhi riots accused Sharjeel Imam, Gulfisha Fatima and Shifa-ur-Rehman. Appearing before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, the lawyers appearing for the three accused said that the facility of calling was being provided under Rule 631 of the Delhi Jail Rules, 2018, but it was stopped after the notification.

The court was told that a letter from the Superintendent Jail No. 8 is on record stating that the facility to make calls was being given to co-accused Meeran Haider as he was of the opinion that Rule 631 does not cover UAPA. The court directed the Law Officer (Prisons) (HQ) to appear in person on January 7. Now the matter will be heard on January 7.

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