Delhi riots

Delhi court has sent former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid to judicial custody till October 22 .

Delhi Police chargesheet said "key conspirators" arranged buses, manpower including around 300 women to execute "pan-Delhi protests" against CAA. These WhatsApp chats further expose the conspiracy.

"Conspirators planned the riots while middle ring of leaders at the area level executed the plan through the foot soldiers," the police said.

Delhi Police chief SN Shirvastava refuted allegations of partisan approach by the Delhi Police in Delhi riots probe and said its investigation was neither partisan nor politically motivated.

Khalid’s father, Sayed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, has accused the Delhi police of targeting those who participated in the protests against the CAA and NRC.

In February, violence took place in the northeast area of Delhi between groups supporting and opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which led to the deaths of at least 53 people. 

In the statement, Delhi Police sought to clarify that these high-profile names were part of a disclosure statement by one of the accused in riots case.

“I even received a legal notice from Ms. Nandini Sundar questioning the Foreword and one chapter of the book,” Arora said.

On August 13, a trial court granted more time to Delhi Police to probe the matter and extended the time for completing the investigation till September 17.

Investigation conducted under PMLA revealed that companies owned by Tahir Hussain and his relatives transferred huge amounts of money to dubious entities entry operators, which was returned by them in cash.