The Delhi High Court today refused to grant bail to Shahrukh Pathan who was seen in a viral video pointing a gun at an unarmed Delhi Police personnel during the riots of February 2020. (Shahrukh Pathan vs State).
A Single Judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait stated,
“Keeping in mind the gravity of offence committed by the petitioner as also the facts of the present case, I am not inclined to grant bail to the petitioner.”
Following the incident, an FIR was registered against him by the Delhi Police for the commission of offences under Sections 147/148/149/186/216/307/353 IPC & Sections 25/27 Arms Act.
Chargesheet in the matter has already been filed before the trial court.
Pathan, a resident of north-east Delhi, was seen pointing his pistol at the policeman on the Jaffrabad-Maujpur road. He was subsequently arrested on March 3.