One acquitted in 1992-93 riots case

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Mumbai, Apr 2: A special court here on Tuesday acquitted a person of his involvement in 1992-93 riots case due to lack of evidence as the prosecution failed to conduct identification parade.

While pronoucing the judgement, the 39th Metropolitan Magistrate Court acquitted Asim Amin Shaikh in the rioting case of 1992-93 as the prosecution did not conduct 'Identification Parade' of the accused and there was no substantial evidence to prove the charges levelled against him.

Defence advocate Wahab Khan said his client was picked up by the police from his residence at Jogeshwari, a western suburb, on the pretext of recording his statement. After bringing him to the police station, the police booked him under sections 324 and 114 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Mr Khan said due to arrest, his client had lost the job as he had to attend the court dates.

Notably, due to the pressure from political parties and non-governmental organisations, the Maharashtra government set up four special courts to expedite the 1992-93 roiting cases.


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