A Delhi Court informed that an FIR was registered in connection with the January 5 attack on the teachers, students and staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, has been transferred to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police. Metropolitan Magistrate Vipul Sandwar thus sought a status report from Crime Branch, Delhi Police on the action taken in pursuant to the transfer.
JNU Professor Sucharita Sen, (Applicant) had filed an application for those who suffered injuries during the violence, under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 for registration of FIR in connection with the attack.
The Applicant moved an early hearing application before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Court considering that more than four months have elapsed since the incident but no headway in the investigation had been made.
Application filed through Advocates Adit Pujari, Tara Narula, Kriti Awasthi and Viren Bansal informed that on February 20, three members of the investigating agency visited her home to inquire about the incident.
There has been no further information from the investigating agency as to the status of the investigation since then.
The Applicant was represented through Advocate Adit S Pujari. APP Ankit Srivastav represented the State.
The State Prosecutor informed the Court that an FIR under Sections 145/147/148/506/34 IPC and Section 3 of Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007 had been registered at Vasant Kunj North Police Station and transferred to Crime Branch after the case was heard again.
The complaint of the Applicant had also been transfered to Crime Branch. The Court observed that the only thing that could be ascertained was that an FIR at Crime Branch had been lodged in connection with the January 5 incident.
It was ordered,
“Let a status report be called from Crime branch, New Dehi within seven days from today in FIR no 6/2020 mentioning the details of the FIR and the action taken pursuant to it. Further proceedings shall be subject to the above requisite status report.”
The matter would be heard next on May 18.
Read the application here: