Red Fort violence: Court allows Delhi Police to obtain Deep Sidhu’s voice sample

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Red Fort violence: Court allows Delhi Police to obtain Deep Sidhu’s voice sample

New Delhi, April 22

A court docket 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 appliance by which the police claimed that so as to authenticate the voice of the accused in a number of movies (Facebook stay, TV interviews and so on.), it was mandatory 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 court docket on April 16 within the case.       

He was later arrested in one other associated case and is at present in judicial custody, whereas his bail software is pending within the matter.

In its software, the police mentioned that through the investigation, it got here to the discover that accused was stay on Facebook web page and in addition made numerous posts on the date of incident.    

“These video clips/Facebook live have been taken on record which contain the voice of accused,” the police instructed the court docket, whereas in search of his voice sample.

The software was opposed by Sidhu’s counsel, saying that the police plea was an infringement of his elementary rights.

While permitting the police plea, the court docket termed as ‘premature’ the arguments made by the counsel for the accused that the appliance was imprecise and lacked any concrete element of the movies for which the voice sample was required, saying that “the manner in which investigation is to be done is the prerogative of the investigating agency”.

“Also, on the stage of investigation, one can’t assume that by acquiring the voice sample, false proof by tampering with the video clips may very well be imputed towards the accused.    

“The admissibility and quality of evidence is a question to be determined during the trial and not at the stage of investigation,” the court docket mentioned.

The court docket added, “In light of above observation, the application 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 against the accused with direction to Jail Superintendent to produce the accused at FSL, at a convenient time allocated by FSL, under more favourable conditions for the purpose of recording his voice sample in the presence of his counsel,” the court docket mentioned.

On January 26, 1000’s 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 stay cartridges had been snatched from two constables by protestors who additionally broken automobiles and robbed anti-riot gear. PTI

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