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Security Breach: Delhi Police Denies Neelam Azad’s Request for FIR Copy

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New Delhi : On Monday, the Delhi Police announced their strong opposition to Neelam Azad’s request for permission to provide a copy of the FIR in connection with the December 13 Parliament security breach case.

At this point in the investigation, all information is vital, according to police, and any possible leak could have a big influence on the current course of events, they told Patiala House Courts’ Additional Sessions Judge Hardeep Kaur.

The aforementioned FIR is described as a confidential, sealed document.

According to the police, the investigation is moving forward at a rapid pace, with more suspects still at large and the accused in police custody.

Public Prosecutor Akhand Pratap Singh expressed concerns over the potential influence on the investigation if the accused were provided with a copy of the FIR during her police custody. He stressed the sensitivity of the case, justifying the withholding of certain information.

Advocate Suresh Kumar Chaudhary, representing Azad’s family, countered the police stance, stating that the family remains uninformed about the charges and facts surrounding the case.

Alleging harassment by the Delhi Police, he claimed the denial of access to the FIR and the restriction on meeting the family are violations of Azad’s constitutional rights.

The judge then reserved the order on Azad’s application.

The plea filed before the Aditional Sessions Judge said the family of the accused, accompanied by their advocate, visited the Parliament Street police station to obtain a copy of the FIR and to meet Azad.

They found that the case had been transferred to the Special Cell ACP’s New Friends Colony branch.

As per the application filed before the court, at the Special Cell office, the officials said that the designated officer is unavailable, leading to a five-hour wait. It further said that despite requesting the investigating officer for a copy of the FIR copy and permission to meet the accused, the family members were denied any such access, prompting the need for a court order.

The application argued that these actions are in contradiction to the liberty accorded to the accused by procedural laws and Constitutional articles. It sought the court’s intervention in granting permission for obtaining the FIR copy and arranging a meeting with the accused, pointing out the importance of upholding procedural rights and Constitutional principles in the interest of justice.

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