Talib candle march: Okhla leaders booked for flouting Covid appropriate behaviour
FIR has been lodged against several local Okhla leaders for taking part in the candle march in Batla House in violation of Covid norms. Zakir Nagar Councillor Shoaib Danish said FIR has been filed against him.
It is understood that other leaders have also been slapped with FIR for violation of Covid guidelines and gathering without permission.
Leaders against whom FIR has been filed included Parvez Alam, Asif Md Khan, Shoaib Danish, Arfa Khanam, Arif Saifi, Afzal Khan, Faizan Sarkar, Faiz Ilahi, Nasim and Rizwan Khalifa.
More details on the FIR copy to be updated.
25-year-old Talib was killed in Batla House over fight on gulli danda.
“The police staff immediately rushed to the spot but no was found present. During the course of enquiry, information of MLC of one injured Talib Khan son of Babu Khan was received. Statement of eyewitness Babu (father of deceased Talib) was recorded as injured Talib was unfit for statement,” said the police.
“Accordingly, a case vide FIR was registered and investigation was taken up. On Saturday, on receipt of information of death of Talib from Safdarjung Hospital sec 302 IPC was added in the case. The father of deceased alleged involvement of one Irfan and his associates in the incident. Accused Irfan, along with his associate and one CCL, were apprehended thereafter. Police teams are putting in their best efforts to arrest the remaining one accused person.
“On sustained interrogation, arrested accused persons disclosed that nephew of alleged Irfan was playing gulli danda. Deceased Talib objected him for playing gulli and beat him. Irfan was present nearby with his associates who started beating Talib for hitting his nephew,” said police in a statement.
One iron spade, weapon of offence, was recovered from the spot, it said.