The second supplementary cost sheet filed by the Delhi Police in February 2020 riot case has made some sensational disclosure. It mentioned that suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, former JNU scholar Umar Khalid and activist Khalid Saifi fuellled the violence that befell in northeast Delhi.
In accordance with witness Rahul Kasana, driver of Tahir Hussain, he corroborated the truth that a gathering of minds occurred earlier than the riots. He claimed that Tahir had met Umar Khalid and Saifi at Shaheen Bagh on January eight, 2020. He mentioned that Tahir Hussain offered faux payments of manpower provide to launder cash for fuelling the riots, in accordance with police. The principle cost sheet was filed in June towards Hussain and others within the case.
Kasana mentioned that Tahir used to go to CAA protest websites and distribute cash. On January eight, he met Umar and Saifi for an hour at Shaheen Bagh. After 1-2 days, Tahir despatched his driver to considered one of his Noida mates’ residence with RTGS paper.
The doc mentioned that Tahir accepted that he met Saifi and later got here in touch of Umar. Khalid informed him that “bada danga karenge (we are going to arrange large-scale riot)”. Khalid informed him that “we remained silent on (Article) 370 and Ram Mandir. However will guarantee CAA is rolled again at any value”.
Umar Khalid in his confession mentioned that when the CAA was cleared by the Parliament, he protested on the Jantar Mantar nevertheless it did not yield outcomes. The previous JNU scholar then deliberate violence with Saifi and Tahir. On February 16 and 17, Khalid mentioned that they met to debate the technique. They deliberate riot as this was the one approach to create strain on the federal government.
In accordance with Khalid, he took half in protests at 23-24 websites and later visited Amravati in Maharashtra the place he requested the individuals to hit the street when US President Donald Trump visits the nation in a bid to indicate “our energy and mount strain on the federal government”.
Umar Khalid denies position
Nonetheless, Khalid has now informed a metropolis courtroom that he didn’t make any such admission earlier than the investigators and had refused to signal the mentioned disclosure assertion. Notably, Khalid was one of many college students arrested within the JNU sedition case for elevating anti-national slogans at an occasion organised within the reminiscence of Parliament assault convict Afzal Guru within the varsity campus in 2016.
Earlier on January 5, the courtroom had taken cognisance of the supplementary cost sheet filed towards Khalid within the case associated to the communal violence in Khajuri Khas space final 12 months. The courtroom mentioned that there was adequate materials on document to proceed towards Khalid.
The courtroom mentioned a witness assertion was adequate to indicate that through the related time, Khalid was allegedly in touch with Hussain, accused as the primary conspirator who had funded the communal riots and instigated the mob from his home to rob the individuals and burn down properties. It famous that the prosecution has alleged within the cost sheet that Khalid was an lively participant within the legal conspiracy to instigate communal riots in varied components of Delhi.
There was cheap floor to prima facie present that former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain and others conspired on north-east Delhi riots final 12 months, the courtroom mentioned whereas taking cognisance of the supplementary cost sheet filed within the case.
Khalid was arrested within the case in October, 2020, and was in judicial custody. He was arrested in September final 12 months in a separate case associated to the conspiracy within the riots and booked beneath the stringent anti-terror regulation — Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
Communal violence had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 final 12 months after clashes between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving a minimum of 53 individuals lifeless and round 200 injured.