New Delhi. A Delhi court acquitted Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa and four others in a case of rioting at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi in November 2012.
Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees or more) ) were charged under.
“It is clear that the prosecution has failed to establish beyond reasonable doubt the charges against the accused persons and accordingly, the accused persons are acquitted of the said offences,” the court said.
According to the police, on November 15, 2012, at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, New Delhi, a meeting of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee was convened in which all the accused and others accused of rioting by force and violence and Lethal weapons like sword were used. It said that the accused persons were attempting to burn the records in case the DSGMC failed to take possession of the records.
The members, including the accused who had gathered illegally, caused grievous hurt to one person and minor injuries to two others. The accused also damaged the property of DSGMC.
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