“Petitioners are losing hope. What justice for Jamia students? What justice for Delhi riots victims? Students were brutally beaten, heads cracked,” Gonsalves said.
The court was dealing with an FIR registered at Karawal Nagar Police Station for the examination of prosecution witnesses.
Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat made the remarks after three Special Public Prosecutors failed to appear for the hearing in a riots case for various reasons.
Umar Khalid told a Delhi court that witness statements recorded by the police in the riots conspiracy case were fabricated.
According to the chargesheet, four people namely Mehtab, Ashfaq Hussain, Zakir, and Jamil Samsul Haq were brought to GTB Hospital on February 26, 2020 in an injured and unconscious state.
The Investigating Officer informed the court that the copy of the e-challan had not yet been supplied to the accused as he was not aware of the court order.
Judge castigated police and made the remarks after he was told there had been no progress in the investigation
The court was informed by the Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing Delhi Police, that they have not received the reply of complainant Mohammad Nasir in the matter.
The court had asked the police why five incidents of alleged rioting, theft, and arson which took place at three different blocks of Bhajanpura area on different dates were clubbed in a single FIR.
The accused were arrested based on disclosure statements given by them in other cases filed against them and identification by police constables, who were posted as beat officers in that area.
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi in February 2020, after violence between those supporting and opposing the CAA spiraled out of control killing over 50.
Police said pipe bombs which were recovered from the terrace of the man were actually planted by his neighbour.
Advocate Pradeep Teotia along with lawyer and Ishrat's sister Sarwer Jahan is representing her in the case.
Tanha, who walked out of Tihar last week after being arrested under the UAPA, met his mother, who had come down from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said that in the facts and circumstances of the case where life of a officer has been lost, the court is not persuaded to take a lenient view.