All accused in Delhi riots ‘conspiracy’ case to stay in jail until March 1
New Delhi, Feb 16 | A Delhi courtroom on Tuesday prolonged the judicial custody of all of the accused, together with former Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) scholar Umar Khalid, within the Delhi riots ‘conspiracy’ case until March 1.
All of the 18 accused have been produced earlier than Further Classes Choose (ASJ) Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma Court docket by means of video conferencing at midday on the finish of their 14-day interval in jail.
Moreover Khalid, others included Sharjeel Imam, Tahir Hussain, Safoora Zargar, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Khalid Saifi, Ishrat Jahan, Meeran Haider, Gulfisha, Shafa-ur-Rehman, Asif Iqbal, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Saleem Malik, Saleem Khan, Athar Khan and Faizan Khan.
The case pertains to the alleged ‘conspiracy’ to incite the riots, which had left 53 individuals lifeless and 748 individuals injured in North-East Delhi in February final 12 months. In September, Delhi Police had filed a voluminous chargesheet towards the accused beneath the Illegal Meeting (Prevention) Act, Indian Penbal Code, Arms Act and Prevention of Injury to Public Property Act.
The police have claimed that the clashes have been a part of a “pre-planned and premeditated conspiracy”. The chargesheet within the case confirmed screenshots of purported WhatsApp messages exchanged by scholar activists, in addition to their Fb posts, to determine their complicity within the alleged conspiracy.
Within the final listening to through which the accused individuals have been bodily produced earlier than the courtroom for the primary time, scores of safety personnel had cordoned off the courtroom.
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