Delhi riots: Chargesheet filed in opposition to 15 beneath UAPA


New Delhi, September 16

The Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet earlier than a metropolis courtroom beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the IPC in opposition to 15 individuals for bigger conspiracy in northeast Delhi riots in February.

According to sources, these named within the chargesheet are Tahir Hussain, Mohd Parvez Ahmed, Mohd Illyas, Saifi Khalid, Ishrat Jahan, Miran Haider, Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Shahdab Ahmed, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Tasleem Ahmed, Saleem Malik, Mohd Saleem Khan and Athar Khan.

The particular cell of the Delhi Police informed Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that it had relied upon CD-R and WhatsApp chats. In the 10,000-page chargesheet, the police have listed 747 witnesses and of them 51 have recorded their statements.

The police stated it has given chronology of conspiracy and related occasions within the chargesheet. “The evidence includes WhatsApp chats of February 24, the time when riots were happening. Key conspirators were guiding foot soldiers on violence in the area,” the police stated. “WhatsApp groups were used by conspirators for ‘violence in Seelampur-Jafarabad area’. There were 25 protest sites in 25 cities. As many as 25 WhatsApp groups were created. The impression was given that they were anti-CAA stir groups,” it stated. — PTI



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