Delhi police has booked suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain beneath the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in a case associated to communal violence in northeast Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a lawyer mentioned on Wednesday.
Police has additionally arrested former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan and activist Khalid Saifi within the case, mentioned advocate Akram Khan who’s representing different accused within the matter. Hussain was arrested earlier in reference to the alleged killing of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma throughout the communal violence in northeast Delhi.
Police has already booked Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) college college students Meeran Haider and Safoora Zargar, arrested for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to incite communal riots in northeast Delhi in February, beneath the Act.
While Zargar is the media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee, Haider is a member of the committee.
In the FIR, police has claimed that the communal violence was a “premeditated conspiracy” which was allegedly hatched by former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid and two others. The college students have additionally been booked for the offences of sedition, homicide, try to homicide, selling enmity between completely different teams on grounds of faith and rioting.
Khalid had allegedly given provocative speeches at two completely different locations and appealed to the residents to come back out on streets and block the roads throughout the go to of US President Donald Trump to unfold propaganda at worldwide degree about how minorities in India are being persecuted, the FIR alleged.
In this conspiracy, firearms, petrol bombs, acid bottles and stones had been collected at quite a few properties, FIR claimed.
Co-accused Danish was allegedly given the accountability to assemble folks from two completely different locations to participate within the riots, police alleged.
Women and youngsters had been made to dam the roads beneath the Jaffrabad metro station on February 23 to create pressure amidst the neighbourhood folks, FIR mentioned. Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving a minimum of 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured.