The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked Shahrukh Pathan, an accused in the north-east Delhi riots cases, to approach the trial court for an early hearing of his plea alleging assault and threats by jail officials. .Justice Amit Sharma was hearing the plea by Pathan seeking action against the jail officials. The Court was told that although a petition had been filed on similar lines in the trial court, the concerned judge had adjourned the matter to February 28 without passing directions for the preservation of CCTV footage. The High Court was also told that there was no order to provide safety to Pathan. Justice Sharma orally observed that since a similar plea is with the trial court, it would be appropriate for the petitioner to move an early hearing application. If nothing happens thereafter, then the petitioner can move to High Court again, the Judge suggested.Pathan's counsel then proceeded to withdraw the plea. .Pathan, a resident of north-east Delhi, was seen pointing his pistol at policeman on Jaffrabad-Maujpur road. He was subsequently arrested on March 3, 2020.He has been charged with rioting, destroying public property, disobedience to public servants, assault, attempt to murder, unlawful assembly under Sections 147/148/186/188/353/307 read with Section 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Several sections of the Arms Act have also been invoked against him.