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Delhi Riots: Delhi HC Reserves Order in Ishrat Jahan’s Plea Challenging The Extension Granted To Delhi Police For Completing Investigation Against Her

Delhi High Court has reserved order in a plea challenging the order dated 15/06/20 passed by ASJ Dharmender Rana wherein the police was granted an extension of 60 days to complete investigation in cases pertaining to Delhi riots against Congress Councilor Ishrat Jahan. The judgment has been reserved by the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait. Filed by Congress Counselor Ishrat Jahan, who herself is an accused in cases pertaining to Delhi riots, the petition argues that the said order is erroneous, bad in law, and is based on conjectures and surmises that go against the settled principles of law. While citing it as a violation of her fundamental right, the Petitioner has argued that the said order has been passed by the trial court to subvert and defeat the right of the Petitioner to seek regular bail. It is further submitted that the Investigating Officer has satisfied none of the conditions enshrined under section 43(D)2(b) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in order to seek extension for investigation.

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