A video of Shahrukh Pathan, who has been accused of pointing a gun at a policeman during the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, has surfaced on social media, in which he could be seen getting a hero's welcome near his home as he got four-hour parole to meet his ailing father.
The video was reportedly shot on 23 May when he reached his home to meet his 65-year-old ailing father, reports Hindustan Times.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat had allowed Pathan to meet his father.
The court had said Pathan had been denied bail multiple times but the fact that his father had undergone angiography had been verified.
“Parents are aged and have ailments…In these circumstances, the court is inclined to take a humanitarian approach and thus, the application is allowed," the court said, reports The Indian Express.
“A team of police personnel of the third battalion picked him from jail and after his meeting with his parents, again lodged him in jail,” a senior police officer was quoted in the IE report as saying.
According to the report, the court had made it clear that the parole was only to meet his ailing parents and no other person.
In the viral video, Shahrukh Pathan could be seen surrounded by his supporters who were cheering for his return, raising slogans hailing him.
The video also shows the crowd that follows the accused as he enters the lane.
#WATCH | Accused Shahrukh Pathan, who pointed a gun at a policeman during anti-CAA protests gets a welcome during 4-hour parole on his arrival at his residence on May 23. He got parole to meet his ailing father.— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2022
(The viral video has been confirmed by police) pic.twitter.com/Fc5HjuSdy2
A Delhi court had last year framed charges against Pathan under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon), 149 (offence committed by unlawful assembly), 186 (obstructing public servant from performing duty), 188 (disobedience of order of public servant), 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion, etc.), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
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