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‘Obnoxious’: CPM slams Centre, Delhi Police for naming Sitaram Yechury amongst accused in anti-CAA violence case – India News , Firstpost

The occasion’s assertion on Sunday additionally added that the Centre should ‘desist from criminalising peaceable political protests’

New Delhi: The CPM on Sunday criticised the Centre over the reference to its chief Sitaram Yechury and a few civil society members in a supplementary chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police which cites statements from some accused to say that they mobilised anti-CAA protestors.

“The CPM condemns this obnoxious action by the Delhi Police to further the narrative of its political masters and urges the government to desist from such acts of criminalising peaceful political protests,” the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo mentioned in an announcement.

The response got here a day after it was reported that the names of CPM normal secretary Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh and Delhi University professor Apoorvanand determine within the supplementary cost sheet within the February riots instances, allegedly for “provoking and mobilising” anti-CAA protesters.

The assertion by the Politburo on Sunday mentioned it was “shocked by the brazenness with which the Delhi Police, acting under Home Minister Amit Shah, has tried to implicate prominent political leadership, academics, cultural personalities and activists in connection with the horrific communal violence in North East Delhi in February.”

“No condemnation is robust sufficient for this act of crude partisanship and vengeance, the assertion added.

It additionally alleged that it was clear “the BJP-RSS has gone about portraying Delhi riots being a deep-rooted conspiracy by anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters.”

“This is in line with the growing pattern of the most blatant abuse of the Police and other central agencies like CBI, NIA, ED to frame prominent opponents and demonise them,” the assertion mentioned.

The sample contains slapping of provisions of draconian NSA, UAPA and Sedition Act to harass and incarcerate those that vigorously oppose such blatant misuse of powers by the federal government opposite to that as ordained by the Constitution, it mentioned.

The CPM additionally demanded unconditional launch of political prisoners who’re incarcerating in instances underneath trumped up expenses.

The Politburo requested its models everywhere in the nation and appeals to all of the events, organisations and people who’re dedicated to democracy and values of the Constitution, to protest this dastardly assault on democracy, the assertion mentioned.

Delhi Police sources had on Saturday downplayed the complete matter, saying one in every of accused had disclosed these names of their disclosure assertion.

The Delhi Police has not filed a chargesheet “against” them, the sources had mentioned.

“The disclosure statement has been truthfully recorded as narrated by the accused person. A person is not arraigned as an accused only on the basis of disclosure statement,” a police PRO had mentioned.

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