Justice Subramoniam Prasad, while passing the order, said, "the court is of the opinion that the Petitioners cannot be made to languish behind bars for a longer period of time and that the veracity of the allegations levelled against them can be tested during trial."
Ratan Lal was killed on February 24 in the violence that broke out during the Delhi riots. He was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries. His post-mortem report said he died of a bullet injury. Rattan Lal is survived by his wife and three minor children.
Ratan Lal, was attached to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokulpuri, is survived by his wife and three children. Lal had joined the Delhi Police in 1998.