New Delhi:  An innocent man’s five-year long plight and Delhi Police ghastly ways came into light in a court proceeding on Saturday. The Saket district court rapped Delhi Police for arresting and confiscating the mobile of an individual for not carrying the bill of the cell phone he was possessing.

The Nabi Karim police on November 18, 2006 registered a case against Mohasid Anwar after arresting him from triangular park area near Qutab Road as he was unable to give the details of his mobile set.

Rebuking Delhi Police for framing arbitrary rules which are discomforting for the common man, court noted that the step was entirely wrong as it is not possible for every person to carry bill of mobile phone in his pocket.

The court also observed sarcastically that mobile is a necessity today, hence, it is impossible to expect the user will carry its bill in his pocket like a driving licence.

Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Saket acquitted Anwar under Delhi Police Act 103 (recovery of stolen goods), saying the police had no strong reason to charge him.

Court has acquitted Anwar and simultaneously issued notices to Nabi Karim SHO to immediately return Anwar’s handset and also cautioned that the police in future will never initiate any action unless an FIR is registered.

It may be noted that although the youth got justice and the case was settled, he had to suffer five long years of legal proceedings. This was not the end of his woes as he had to spend huge sums of money to defend him.