Northeast Delhi riots: Delhi Police files charge sheet under UAPA and other sections

The Police have claimed that the accused created 20 whatsapp groups for 20 sites to “engineer” riots. The Police have told the Court that they also have a “whistle blower”. The Special Cell of Delhi Police have told the Court that it has relied up...

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One particular group called “Delhi protest support group”. Whatsapp groups were created for the act of violence, the Police have alleged.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police today filed a voluminous charge sheet under Unlawful activities (Prevention) Act and other sections under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against 15 individuals for their alleged involvement in northeast Delhi riots in February. Those charge sheeted include Tahir Hussain, former AAP councillor.

The Police have claimed that the accused created 20 whatsapp groups for 20 sites to “engineer” riots. The Police have told the Court that they also have a “whistle blower”.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police have told the Court that it has relied upon CD-R and Whatsapp chats.


The Police claims to have listed 747 witnesses and of them 51 have recorded their statements under Section 164 of Criminal Procedure code (Crpc).

The Court was told that one of the Whatsapp chats show that on February 24, top conspirators were directly in touch with the men on the ground planning violence.

Each Whatsapp group had its own role, the police have alleged. Elaborating, the Police have claimed that while conspirators were planning violence, the footsoldiers were executing them at the behest of conspirators and instigators.
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One particular group called “Delhi protest support group”. Whatsapp groups were created for the act of violence, the Police have alleged.

It has been further alleged that the “strategy” of the accused was to block the road and create confrontation with the law enforcement agencies.

The Police have claimed that the very purpose of protest- against CAA and NRC- was violence.
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