A Delhi court, yesterday, took cognizance of the chargesheet filed against Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam along with Faizan Khan by the Delhi Police in relation to the Delhi riots case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The court stated that there is sufficient material to proceed against them (State vs Tahir Hussain).
“After perusal of the chargesheet and accompanying documents, there is sufficient material to proceed under accused persons namely Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid along with Faizan Khan,” the order said.
The chargesheet which was filed by the Delhi Police earlier this month had charged Umar Khalid and Sharjil Imam for the alleged commissions of offences under relevant sections of UAPA, Arms Act, PDPP Act and IPC.
The police had on Sunday filed a supplementary chargesheet against Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam pertaining to a larger conspiracy behind the violence that took place in areas of Northeast of Delhi between February 24 and 26. Both have been arrested by the Delhi Police.
According to the police, the present case pertains to a multi-layered conspiracy and pre-planned riots in Delhi. Police have submitted that on March 6, specific information was received in the Crime Branch that the communal riots from February 24 to 26 in Delhi were pre-planned and the same was hatched by Khalid and his associates. The instant case pertains to the violence which had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 arising out of clashes between citizenship law supporters and pro-caa protestors The clash reportedly left 53 people dead and over 200 people injured.
Read the Order here: