New Delhi, July 6: A Delhi district and hearing court on Monday sent school owner Rajdhani Faisal Farooq into custody for a case related to violence in Shiv Vihar during the violence in the northeast from Delhi in February this year.
Additional sessions Judge Vinod Yadav sent Farooq into police custody one day after hearing the request of the Delhi police contesting the rejection of his request for referral by a district court.
Delhi police had previously contacted a district court to request Farooq’s pre-trial detention, but it was refused.
He is questioned in another FIR concerning the damage of another school adjacent to the Rajdhani school building which also caused several victims.
The court observed that only the angle of the local plot should be studied, taking into account all the precautions required for the COVID-19 situation.
The respondent must undergo a medical examination before handing over the warden to the director concerned, Mandoli Central Prison, the court ordered.
Delhi police have already filed a complaint against Farooq under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to riots, conspiracy, dacoity, promotion of enmity between different groups and the attempt to murder and the gun law.
The case was registered for the violence that took place on February 24 outside the Rajdhani public school in the Shiv Vihar district of New Mustafabad, on the complaint of the owner of the DRP Convent public school, who is adjacent to the Rajdhani School.
Police in the charge file said that during the investigation, it was found that Farooq had devised a plot to precipitate and aggravate the riots in and around the school.
According to the statement of charges, the rioters camped inside the school and fired bullets, launched petrol bombs, acid, bricks, stones and other missiles using a large improvised iron catapult, specially installed for this purpose, from its terrace.
“The rioters had used ropes to descend from the terrace of the Rajdhani school into the compound of the DRP Convent School, then the crowd had set the school on fire. Crowds looted computers and other expensive items from DRP Convent School. They also torched a building belonging to Anil Sweets opposite the Rajdhani school, “said the statement of charges.