Delhi riots: Court takes cognisance of cost sheet beneath UAPA in opposition to 15 for bigger conspiracy


New Delhi, September 17

A Delhi courtroom on Thursday took cognisance of a cost sheet filed by Delhi Police beneath the stringent regulation UAPA and different authorized provisions in opposition to 15 individuals for bigger conspiracy in northeast Delhi riots in February.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat directed Delhi Police to provide copies of the cost sheet filed on Wednesday to the accused individuals.    

The courtroom will now take up the matter on September 21.

Those named within the cost sheet are ex-AAP councillor Taahir Hussain, ex-Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan, Saifi Khalid (activist of United in opposition to Hate marketing campaign), Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar and Meeran Haider.

Pinjra Tod members and JNU college students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal are additionally named within the cost sheet together with Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) pupil Asif Iqbal Tanha.

Others cost sheeted are Mohd Parvez Ahmed, Mohd Illyas, Shahdab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Saleem Malik, Mohd Saleem Khan and Athar Khan.

Special cell of Delhi Police informed the courtroom that whereas accumulating evidences it has relied upon CD-R and WhatsApp chats.

In its cost sheet, the police have listed 747 witnesses and of them 51 have recorded their statements earlier than the Justice of the Peace beneath part 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The cost sheet has been filed beneath stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and varied sections of Indian Penal Codes and Arms Act.

The police mentioned it has given chronology of conspiracy and related occasions in its cost sheet which is prone to be taken up for consideration quickly.

“The evidence includes WhatsApp chats of February 24, the time when riots were happening. At that point, key conspirators were guiding their foot shoulders about violence in the area. The key conspirators were directly in touch with their foot shoulders,” police mentioned.

It mentioned that “WhatsApp group were used by conspirators for violence in Seelampur Jafarabad area. There were 25 protest sites. 25 WhatsApp groups were especially created for each. The impression was given that they were anti-CAA protest group but through these sites conspirators were being guided.”

Special cell mentioned that Tahir Hussain, Khalid Saifi and Umar Khalid had allegedly deliberate to hold out huge violence within the capital throughout US President Donald Trump’s go to in Delhi.

In the cost sheet, which discusses the conspiracy behind the Delhi riots, the police have claimed that “on January 8 Tahir had met Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi at Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest. Meetings subsequently also took place in the PFI office in Jamia Khalid Saifi instigated Tahir.”        

“Umar reportedly assured that through his contacts (in PFI) logistical support etc will be provided,” police mentioned.

It mentioned the probe remains to be underway and police will file a supplementary cost sheet within the matter.

Investigators have reportedly alleged that the Popular Front of India (PFI) is an extremist and militant Islamic fundamentalist organisation shaped as a successor to National Development Front (NDF) in 2006, and sometimes have been concerned in anti-national and anti-social actions.

The communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving a minimum of 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured. PTI



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