A Delhi court has summoned before it on Wednesday the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of outer district to explain how AAP leader Rakhi Bidlan and her brother, belonging to Scheduled Caste community, were made accused in a case lodged against them under the special law enacted for protection of SC and ST members.
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau directed police to inform it about the legal provisions which it has sought to be invoked against Rakhi and her brother Vikram. It noted that members of the SC/ST community have been made accused in this case by invoking the Special Enactment i.e. SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which appeared to be against the provisions of the special law.
The court has also asked the DCP to explain the stand of the police as to whether the three FIRs in the same incident, have been clubbed to be tried together or have been split for separate trials and also the reasons for it.
The case came before the sessions court after filing of chargesheet. Dharambir Kataria, a SC/ST community member, alleged that on October 13, two men at the instance of the then MLA, Rakhi and her brother Vikram, had hurled objectionable caste-based remarks against him.