Northeast Delhi riots: Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Hussain, others

New Delhi, Oct 14: A Delhi court has taken cognisance of the two chargesheets filed in separate FIRs against former AAP councillor, Tahir Hussain and others in connection with the riots at northeast Delhi.

Purushottam Pathak, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate said that there was sufficient material on record to take cognisance of the offences for rioting, unlawful assembly, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and common intention under the various sections of the Indian Penal Code. 

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Narrative being created that pro-CAA protestors were behind Northeast Delhi riots

New Delhi, Sep 15: Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said that they had found no evidence to suggest that the pro citizenship law protesters were involved in the northeast Delhi riots.

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Delhi Police Gazetted Officers Association, he said that when they began the probe, they saw all the sites and found a common pattern that traffic jam was started at all the sites simultaneously. It was the first indicator that there was a conspiracy due to which it all started. 

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Northeast Delhi riots: Cops seeks 10 days custody of Umar Khalid

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Delhi Police have sought 10 days custody of former JNU student, Umar Khalid in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots case. He was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. 

The special cell of the Delhi Police which is probing the case is also looking into the larger conspiracy angle. 53 persons had died in the riots that took place in February. 

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