Amit Prasad’s Resignation as Special Public Prosecutor in the 2020 Delhi Riots Cases

In a recent development, Amit Prasad, the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) appointed in the 2020 Delhi Riots Cases, has tendered his resignation from his role. This decision came as a surprise to many, considering his significant involvement in several high-profile cases related to the riots.

Prasad, who was representing the Delhi Police in these cases, expressed in his resignation letter to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena that he had dedicated 3.5 years to handling these cases to the best of his ability. However, he cited reasons that prevented him from continuing in his role.

Despite stepping down from his position in the Delhi Riots Cases, Prasad made it clear that he would continue his involvement in the Shraddha Walkar murder case. Considering the sensitive nature of these cases, it is crucial to have a continuity of legal representation to ensure justice is served.

During his tenure as the SPP, Prasad played a significant role in arguing the Akbari Begum Murder Case and the Sedition case against Sharjeel Imam. His expertise and dedication in presenting the prosecution’s case were notable, creating a substantial impact on the proceedings.

With investigations still ongoing and numerous cases stemming from the aftermath of the 2020 Delhi Riots, Prasad’s resignation raises questions about the future direction of these legal proceedings. As new developments emerge, it remains to be seen who will step into the significant role left vacant by his departure.

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