Delhi riots: Police file charge-sheet underneath UAPA for bigger conspiracy, identify 15 accused

New Delhi, September 16

Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a cost sheet earlier than a metropolis court docket underneath the stringent legislation UAPA and numerous sections of the IPC towards 15 individuals for bigger conspiracy in northeast Delhi riots in February. 

According to the sources, these named within the cost sheet are Taahir 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.

Special cell of Delhi Police informed Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that it has relied upon CD-R and Whatsapp chats.

In the cost sheet operating into 10,000 pages, the police have listed 747 witnesses and of them 51 have recorded their statements underneath CRPC 164 (earlier than the Justice of the Peace).

The last report has been filed underneath stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), numerous sections of Indian Penal Codes and Arms Act.

The police mentioned they’ve given chronology of conspiracy and related occasions in its cost sheet which is prone to be taken up for consideration within the coming days.

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

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

The Special Cell mentioned Tahir Hussain, Khalid Saifi and Umar Khalid had allegedly deliberate to hold out large violence within the Capital throughout US President Donald Trump go to in Delhi.

In cost sheet, which discusses the conspiracy behind the Delhi riots, the police 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 continues to be underway and police will file a supplementary cost sheet within the matter.

The communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship legislation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving at the very least 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured. — PTI

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