High Court Denies Bail To 2 Accused In Officer's Murder During Delhi Riots
The Delhi High Court has dismissed the bail pleas of two men accused of killing an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer during riots in the north east part of the national capital last year, saying they have been "playing hide and seek with the prosecution".
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said in the facts and circumstances of the case where life of a young intelligence officer has been lost, the court is not persuaded to take a lenient view towards the two accused.
The court said that the trial was already in progress in the instant case and the accused will have an opportunity to make a case for bail at the appropriate stage during the course of trial.
The order came on the pleas by Sameer Khan and Kasim challenging the denial of the bail by trial court in October last year and February this year, respectively.
Both of them claimed before the high court that they were falsely implicated in the case and there was no evidence on record to connect them to the killing of the IB officer.