Court sets man free accused of threatening PM

A Delhi Court has acquitted a man accused of abusing and threatening to kill Prime Minister Modi. The court acquitted the accused giving him the benefit of doubt.
The court said that the prosecution could not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. The court raised serious questions about the manner the investigation was conducted and the non-joining of public witnesses.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shubham Devadiya of Tis Hazari Court acquitted Mohd. Mukhtar from the offence of threat to kill PM giving the benefit of the doubt. A case was registered at Police Station Anand Parbat under sections related to using abusive language and threats in January 2019. The judge said, ” this Court is of the opinion that the Prosecution has failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond all reasonable doubts and accordingly, accused Mohd. Mukhtar Ali stands acquitted of charge u/s 506(II) IPC. The Court noted that the whole case of the Prosecution that a call was received from a mobile number at the police control room wherein statements in the form of threats to kill PM Modi was made by the accused does not appear to be reliable. The court also noted that ASI Raj Kumar has clearly stated that he implicated the present accused after he called at the above-said number and the receiver of the above-said number, who is the brother of the accused, led him to the discovery of the present accused.

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