Delhi riots: Accused didn’t see ‘bottomless stupidity’ of propaganda to take revenge in opposition to Muslims, says court docket


New Delhi, July 21

There was a effectively hatched conspiracy within the homicide of an area youth through the northeast Delhi riots as as a way to take revenge from the Muslims, the accused, who didn’t understand the “bottomless stupidity” of the propaganda, created a WhatsApp group as “saviours” of their neighborhood, a Delhi court docket has noticed.

The court docket made these observations whereas taking cognisance of the cost sheet filed in opposition to 11 individuals within the case of the alleged homicide of Aamir Khan, whose physique was present in a close-by drain within the Gokulpuri space.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak stated there was little doubt about it that prima-facie case for fee of the offence, as alleged, did exist.

The court docket will subsequent hear arguments on framing of fees in opposition to the accused within the case.

The incident passed off when these in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act and those supporting it clashed in Delhi in February this 12 months.

In its July 20 order, the court docket additional stated: “The accused—Lokesh Kumar Solanki, Pankaj Sharma, Sumit Chaudhary, Ankit Chaudhary, Prince, Rishabh Chaudhary, Jatin Sharma, Vivek Panchal and Himanshu Thakur—have dedicated an offence below sections 302 (homicide), 144 (illegal meeting), 147 and 148 (rioting), 149 (illegal meeting), 201 (disappearance of proof), 395 (dacoity), 396 (dacoity with homicide), 427, 432 and 435 (mischief), 120B (prison conspiracy) and 34 (frequent intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

 “The accused persons namely Pawan Kumar has committed the offence under sections 412 (dishonestly receiving property stolen in the commission of dacoity), 201 IPC and accused Lalit Kumar has committed the offence under section 412 IPC,” it stated.

The offences carry a most punishment of loss of life penalty.

The court docket stated the members of the WhatsApp group, named ‘Kattar Hindu Ekta’, misplaced their individuality and began working with mob thoughts and sacred slogans “deadened” their thoughts.

“From the investigation and the statements of the witnesses, and the charge sheet, it is prima facie revealed that there was a well hatched conspiracy amongst the accused persons. Same is evident from the fact that in order to take revenge from Muslims some youths of that area who failed to perceive the bottomless stupidity of the propaganda, they as saviours of their community created a WhatsApp group,” it stated.

 “The group members lost their individuality and started working with mob mind. ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’ which are the sacred slogans and are attached to the victorious yelling, deadend their mind and paralyzed their creative nature,” it stated.

The mob changed into rioters and allegedly triggered loss of life of Aamir by inflicting a number of accidents in a brutal method and to hide the proof threw his physique within the drain, the court docket stated.

 “It has been found that the common object of the unlawful assembly was not only to kill but also to destroy all evidence of that crime… There cannot be any doubt that the accused who killed Aamir Khan were certainly up to their neck in the conspiracy and were thus very active members of the unlawful assembly,” it stated.

It was additionally clear that there have been averments in respect of selling enmity between completely different teams on the bottom of faith and performing in a approach which might be prejudicial to the upkeep of concord, the court docket famous.

“In a case where a group of people conspired, thereafter assembled to take revenge and where the victims have been targeted on the basis of their religious identity, the relevant provisions of law attracting relevant offences should have been mentioned in the Charge Sheet. Further no Sanction has been obtained in this regard,” it added.

According to the cost sheet filed on June 4, emphasis was laid on the calls made to the police management room (PCR) through the riots within the space.

During scrutiny of PCR calls it was discovered that complete 27 calls relating to riots have been made within the proximity space of Gokalpuri Ganda Nala Pulia, of which 5 have been made by eyewitnesses, together with two calls made relating to the incident, the cost sheet stated.

It additional stated that one of many callers who was traced and examined, acknowledged that on February 26 he had gone in direction of Bhagirathi Vihar facet to go looking his lacking bike and on reaching there, he discovered there was an enormous mob on the spot, armed with stones, cudgel, sticks, swords and iron rods and so they have been allegedly shouting slogans like ‘Jai Sri Ram’, ‘Har Har Mahadev’.

He had seen the mob allegedly stopping two individuals driving on a motorcycle and after establishing their Muslim id they killed each of them with stones, cudgel, sticks, swords and iron rods and thereafter threw the our bodies within the drain, it stated.

Further through the course of investigation, the investigating officer seen that three individuals, Mohit Sharma, Shivam Bhardwaj and Dimple Rai, have been repeatedly hovering across the investigation crew and have been attempting to eavesdrop on their dialog, the police advised the court docket.

The police stated that the three individuals have been stopped and cellular information of their telephones have been appeared into, from which it was revealed that they have been members of the WhatsApp group particularly ‘Kattar Hindu Ekta’.

Further investigation of this group revealed that it was created on February 25, allegedly for taking “revenge” from Muslim neighborhood, the cost sheet stated.

It additional stated that the accused have been recognized by the witness and so they have been accused of allegedly main the Hindu mob and have been allegedly concerned within the killing of 9 Muslim individuals, together with Aamir. — PTI



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