Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid hatched the conspiracy to create unrest in Delhi while sitting in Patna, Delhi Police has said in a supplementary chargesheet in a Delhi court in a case related to the alleged larger conspiracy in the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.
In the chargesheet filed on Sunday, the police alleged that Umar Khalid organised nearly 300 ‘Bengali-speaking’ women for anti-CAA protests across various places in Delhi. The police claimed that these women were brought from Jahgirpuri area of Delhi to the anti-CCA protest site in Jafarabad via buses. Umar Khalid arranged for their bus fare and food.
According to the chargesheet, the women were first taken to the Shaheen bagh protest site where they were given food and then they were brought to the Jafarabad protest site. Most of these women had pelted stones, and were in burqa, the police said in the supplementary chargesheet submitted to a Delhi court on Sunday.
The police have claimed that Umar Khalid was acting as the mastermind of Delhi violence and was planning everything from Patna.
The supplementary chargesheet, filed on Sunday before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, is against Umar Khalid, JNU student Sharjeel Imam and one Faizan Khan under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sections related to criminal conspiracy, murder, rioting, sedition, unlawful assembly and promoting enmity on the grounds of religion, language, caste, etc of the Indian Penal Code, as per reports.
The offences entail a maximum punishment of death penalty. The 930-page supplementary chargesheet was filed under sections 13 (unlawful activities), 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act) and 18 (conspiracy) of the UAPA.
Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam are currently in judicial custody in the case. Khan, meanwhile, had been granted bail by the Delhi High Court. The main chargesheet was filed in September against Pinjra Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha and student activist Gulfisha Fatima.
Others who were charge-sheeted included former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider and Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, activist Khalid Saifi, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Salim Malik, Mohd Salim Khan and Athar Khan.
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
Source: India Today