Delhi Cabinet Rejects Panel of Lawyers Suggested by Police for Riots Cases

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published Published on Jul 29, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 31, 2020

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A free and fair trial would not be possible by a panel of lawyers selected by the Delhi Police, the cabinet said.

New Delhi: Observing that the courts have already raised serious questions on the fairness of investigations done by the Delhi Police in the North East Delhi riot cases, the Delhi cabinet on Tuesday rejected the panel of lawyers recommended by the police.

In a meeting called to decide on the appointment of a panel of lawyers in the Supreme Court and high court for cases related to the Delhi riots, the Arvind Kejriwal government observed that in such a situation, a free and fair trial would not be possible by a panel of lawyers selected by the Delhi Police.

Earlier, the Delhi Police had sent a proposal to the Delhi government to appoint six senior lawyers, including Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and ASG Aman Lekhi, as special counsel in the high court and Supreme Court in 85 cases related to the riots and the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act Protests.

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TheWire.in, 29 July, 2020, https://thewire.in/communalism/delhi-cabinet-rejects-panel-of-lawyers-suggested-by-police-for-riots-cases


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