Take your freedom from the cage you are in: Judge pens poem to grant bail to Delhi riots accused

A Delhi judge wrote a poem while granting bail to an accused in riots that took place in the northeast parts of the national capital in February this year. Through the poem, Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat described why he thought there was merit in the bail application of one Babu, who had been in custody since April 8.

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In a rare event, a Delhi judge has shown poetic self by writing verses to grant bail to an accused in riots that rocked the northeast parts of the city in February this year. Rahul suffering gunshot injuries, after noticing that the injured had given a fake address during the medical and remained untraceable.

The court noted that the other accused Imran was already granted similar relief. The excerpts of long poem that the judge wrote:

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I have heard, heard a lot.
Mind is clear, with claims tall;
Its my time to take a call.
Babu has a sordid past;
Proof is scant, which may not last.
His omnipotence can’t be assumed;
Peril to vanished Rahul, is legally fumed.
Take your freedom from the cage you are in;
Till the trial is over, the state is reigned in.
The State proclaims; to have the cake and eat it too;
The Court comes calling; before the cake is eaten, bake it too.

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