Delhi riots: Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Jayati Ghosh ‘co-plotters’

New Delhi, September 12

The Delhi Police have named CPI (M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor and activist Apoorvanand and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy as co-conspirators within the February Delhi riots.

Yogendra Yadav

They have been accused of asking anti-CAA protesters to go to “any extreme”, spreading discontent by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim and organising demonstrations to “malign the image of the Government of India”. The names appeared in a supplementary chargesheet. They have been made accused on the confessions of three college students.

All three are dealing with expenses underneath varied sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. In the cost sheet, which was made public simply two days earlier than the graduation of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Delhi Police has claimed that Kalita and Narwal admitted to not simply their complicity within the riots but in addition named Ghosh, Apoorvanand and Roy as their mentors, who allegedly requested them to hold out the protests in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act and go to ¨any excessive¨.

Their similarly-worded disclosure statements – talked about within the cost sheet — declare the 2 JNU college students mentioned they organised the Daryaganj protest in December and the Jafrafad chakka jam (street block) in opposition to the CAA on February 22, 2020 on the behest of Ghosh, Apoorvanand and Roy.

The student-activists additionally instructed the police the three coordinated with the Islamist group Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Jamia Coordination Committee to mentor the Pinjra Tod members to hold ahead their marketing campaign in opposition to the CAA, in line with the chargesheet. — PTI

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