New Delhi, April 22
A courtroom right here on Thursday allowed Delhi Police plea to obtain the voice sample of actor-activist Deep Sidhu, accused in reference to the Red Fort violence on the Republic Day.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sahil Gupta allowed the applying through which the police claimed that so as to authenticate the voice of the accused in a number of movies (Facebook dwell, TV interviews and so on.), it was needed that his voice was matched with the voice in these video clippings.
Sidhu was arrested on February 9 and was granted bail by a Delhi courtroom on April 16 within the case.
He was later arrested in one other associated case and is presently in judicial custody, whereas his bail utility is pending within the matter.
In its utility, the police mentioned that in the course of the investigation, it got here to the discover that accused was dwell on Facebook web page and likewise made numerous posts on the date of incident.
“These video clips/Facebook dwell have been taken on document which include the voice of accused,” the police advised the courtroom, whereas searching for his voice sample.
The utility was opposed by Sidhu’s counsel, saying that the police plea was an infringement of his elementary rights.
While permitting the police plea, the courtroom termed as ‘untimely’ the arguments made by the counsel for the accused that the applying was imprecise and lacked any concrete element of the movies for which the voice sample was required, saying that “the way through which investigation is to be performed is the prerogative of the investigating company”.
“Also, on the stage of investigation, one can not assume that by acquiring the voice sample, false proof by tampering with the video clips could possibly be imputed in opposition to the accused.
“The admissibility and high quality of proof is a query to be decided in the course of the trial and never on the stage of investigation,” the courtroom mentioned.
The courtroom added, “In mild of above commentary, the applying of the IO (investigating officer) is hereby allowed. The accused Deep Sidhu was, in FIR No. 98/21, remanded to 14 days in Judicial Custody.”
“Production warrant be issued in opposition to the accused with path to Jail Superintendent to produce the accused at FSL, at a handy time allotted by FSL, underneath extra beneficial circumstances for the aim of recording his voice sample within the presence of his counsel,” the courtroom mentioned.
On January 26, hundreds of protesting farmers who reached ITO from the Ghazipur border clashed with police, the company claimed in its FIR registered in reference to the Red Fort violence, including that lots of them driving tractors reached the Red Fort and entered the monument, the place a non secular flag was additionally hoisted.
In the FIR, police mentioned two magazines with 20 dwell cartridges had been snatched from two constables by protestors who additionally broken automobiles and robbed anti-riot gear. PTI