Court reserves order on bail of 9 arrested for Daryaganj violence
A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order on the bail pleas of nine of the 15 suspects who were arrested for the violence in Daryaganj during an anti-CAA(Citizenship Amendment Act) that took place last Friday. Delhi Police opposed the bail pleas stating that it had several witnesses to support its case.
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar then reserved his order on the pleas of the nine suspects stating that he would pronounce his decision on December 28.
Appearing for the suspects, their counsel said that the police had detained many people but decided to arrest only 15 who have no prior antecedents. The lawyers argued that their clients were being falsely implicated and had nothing to do with the violence.
However, countering the submissions, the public prosecutor said that police have 19 witnesses to support their case and as per an eye witness the suspects were present at the incident site, from where they were taken into custody.
The court will on December 28 also hear arguments in the bail pleas of the remaining six suspects in the same case.
Earlier this week, a magistrate court had dismissed the bail pleas of all the 15 suspects.
Meanwhile, two suspects nabbed for violence during anti-CAA protests in Seelampur moved a city court seeking bail on Thursday. The plea, filed by Moinuddin and Yusuf Ali — through advocate Zakir Raza — is likely to be heard on Friday. In their plea, the duo has contended that they were never involved in any criminal activities. It said that they would not run away and not tamper with evidence if granted bail.
The matter is likely to be heard on Friday.
The Gurugram district administration issued an advisory on Monday asking private companies to allow their staff to work from home so that traffic congestion on roads can be prevented. Several major roads in the city have been flooded after the downpour in the morning. Yadav, who is also the chairperson of District Disaster Management Authority, said it was advisable that companies ensured that as many employees as possible worked from home.
New Delhi: At least 20 flights were diverted and around 100 delayed between 6 am and 10 am as wind speeds touching as high as 75 km per hour disrupted operations at the Delhi airport. Officials said a majority of the diversions took place between 6:30 and 9 am before normal operations resumed. Thirteen flights were diverted to Jaipur, two each to Lucknow and Amritsar, and one each to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Indore.
The Gurugram Traffic Police on Monday asked the residents of the city - neighbouring Delhi - to "consider exercising the option to work from home" after a heavy rainfall on Monday caused flooding on city roads and blockade due to uprooted trees. "Water logging has been reported near Atul Kataria chowk . Our traffic officials are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Commuters are requested to plan their travel accordingly. @gurgaonpolice (sic)."
Due to a western disturbance active over the region, light to moderate rainfall was recorded across Punjab and Haryana, leading to a significant drop in the mercury on Monday. Due to thundershowers and winds that blew overnight, the temperature witnessed a fall of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius. Manmohan Singh, the India Meteorological Department, Chandigarh, director added that the maximum day temperature is expected to touch 37 degrees Celsius on Monday, 4 to 5 degrees below the average day temperature.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who was released from the Sitapur jail last Friday, has alleged that he received several threats inside the prison. Khan was released from the Sitapur jail after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a cheating case. Khan met other inmates as well. Earlier, Khan and socialist leader Shivpal Singh Yadav had skipped the Samajwadi Party MLAs' meeting ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly session which began on Monday.