HC Raps Delhi Police For Affidavit On Plea By Devangana Kalitha

Millennium Post Delhi|July 10, 2020

HC Raps Delhi Police For Affidavit On Plea By Devangana Kalitha
NEW DELHI: After the Delhi Police accused Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalitha of “herself starting a media trial in her favour to gain sympathy” while replying to a petition alleging it was selectively leaking information about Kalitha, Justice Vibhu Bakhru called the police’s allegations unwarranted.

Kalitha was arrested in one of the north-east Delhi related riots cases earlier this year.

The allegations in the affidavit were unwarranted in view of the limited scope of the petition, Justice Vibhu Bakhru said. The court said the police cannot say that since the petitioner wanted a media trial therefore it was putting out information in the media. You cannot support a media trial. That cannot be the approach of the police. There has to be some restraint that they (police) have to follow. Your affidavit goes way beyond.., the judge said.

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July 10, 2020