Court sends Haldwani riot mastermind to 10-day PCR

Monday, 26 February 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The court on Saturday night granted 10- day police custody remand (PCR) of the alleged mastermind of Haldwani violence Abdul Malik to the Nainital police. Malik was caught by the police on Saturday from Delhi, 16 days after the violence that took place in Haldwani’s Vanbhulpura on February 8. The police produced him in the sessions court of Haldwani on Saturday night and appealed to the court for PCR arguing that a 10-day interrogation period was essential for investigation, as per the officials. They said that the court considered the police’s appeal and granted them Malik’s PCR until March 6.

The court scheduled further proceedings of the case following this period. The police had been searching for Malik in various States since the violence on February 8 that killed seven people and injured over 100 persons including several police personnel, government officials and media persons. It also led to property damage worth over Rs two crores as per the officials. Considering Malik to be the prime accused of the violence who allegedly instigated others, the officials informed that the Municipal Corporation of Haldwani (MCH) issued a recovery notice of Rs 2.44 crore against him to deposit the money to cover damage caused to government property during the clash. The police have so far arrested 81 accused in the case.

Apart from this, officials said that the police will also take action against those people who had given shelter to Malik during his absconding period. The police are also expecting to get new information regarding the case from Malik that will help them to nab other remaining accused.

Related Articles

Back to top button