The roles of various Red-Jihadi outfits like Tablighi Jamaat, Popular Front of India, Jamia Coordination Committee, Pinjra Tod etc. in the anti-Hindu Delhi riots have emerged as the Crime Branch of Delhi Police filed charge-sheet in connection with violence took place in Shiv Vihar area. Delhi Police filed the charge sheet before a court in Delhi in connection with the arson of private school, owned by a Hindu, in North East Delhi.
Another charge sheet on the murder of Intelligence Bureau employee Ankit Sharma, was also filed today. Delhi Police Crime Branch has named suspended AAP councillor Hussain in the charge sheet which states that he "led the mob from his house and also from the Masjid near Chand Bagh Pulia on 24th & 25th February 2020 and gave it a communal colour".
Faisal Farooque, owner of Rajdhani School in Shiv Vihar locality was among the 18 arrested, for burning and damaging the property of adjacent DRP Convent School, owned by a Hindu.
According to reports, the charge-sheet also reveals how Faisal Farooque was related to the controversial Islamic organisation Tablighi Jamaat.
Apart from DRP Convent School, a sweet shop was also set on fire and one of its employees, Dilbar Negi, was trapped inside and his charred dead body was found later, police said.
The Crime Branch of Delhi police filed the charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Parihar against Farooque and others for allegedly conspiring with Popular Front of India, Pinjratod group, Jamia Coordination Committee and Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz for creating riots, in and around his school. Several members of these organisations have already been charge-sheeted in other cases arising out of the riots.
Police alleged that "the rioters had camped inside and fired bullets from the terrace of Rajdhani School. They also threw petrol bombs, acid, bricks, stones and other missiles using an improvised large iron catapult, specially installed for the purpose, from the terrace of Rajdhani School."
FIR filed against Amnesty International’s Aakar Patel
Karnataka Police has registered an FIR against journalist and Amnesty International India’s Executive Director Aakar Patel for urging Muslims and Dalits to carry out the USA’s George Floyd-like protests in India.
According to a report by Deccan Herald, the case has been filed after Napgaraja DR, a police inspector at JC Nagar police station in Bengaluru accused him with charges of provoking and instigating people from minority communities to organise similar protests across India.
Quoting a tweet by Colorado Times Recorder, Aakar Patel had tweeted that India Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis, women and poor also need to do protests like these. “We need protests like these. From Dalits and Muslims and Adivasis. And the poor. And women. World will notice. Protest is a craft,” he had tweeted. The original tweet carried a video clip showing thousands of people gathering near Colorado’s Capitol Building to protest against the alleged custodial murder of George Floyd.
In his complaint, Nagaraja D R accused Akar Patel of provoking and instigating people belonging to minority communities to organise similar protests across India. Nagaraja stated that Patel had posted videos of Colorado protests and called on the minorities, backward, poor and women to stage protests.
Aakar Patel has been booked under IPC sections 505(1)(b) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility), 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 117 (Abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons).
Reacting to Deccan Herald on the FIR, Aakar Patel is quoted as saying, “I don’t think the case should have been registered. I don’t think it will go anywhere.”
“The rioters had used ropes to climb down from the terrace of Rajdhani School into the compound of DRP Convent School and then the mob had set the school on fire. The mob had looted the computers and other expensive items from DRP Convent School,” the charge sheet said.
The charge sheet said the “rioters” had also burned down a building which stood right in front of Rajdhani School, on the other side of the road. Eighteen persons, including Faisal Farooque, who is the owner of Rajdhani School, have been arrested in this case. During the investigation, it has been found that Faisal Farooque had hatched a conspiracy to precipitate and aggravate riots, in and around Rajdhani School.
“On Farooque’s instructions, the adjacent and rival DRP Convent School, 2 parking lots run by the other party and the building of Anil Sweets was systematically destroyed by the mob,” the charge sheet said.
Faisal-Farooqui- one of the key masterminds
According to reports, during the investigation by the Delhi Police Crime Branch, it was revealed that Farooque’s call detail analysis shows links with prominent members of Popular Front of India, Pinjratod Group, Jamia Coordination Committee, Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz and some other fundamental Muslim clerics.”
The Delhi Police have filed several cases against members of radical Islamist outfit Popular Front of India, ultra-left wing Pinjra tod group, Jamia Coordination Committee etc for their involvement in the anti-Hindu riots that killed 53 people and left hundreds injured.
The case was registered on the complaint of the owner and manager of DRP Convent Public School. The charge sheet was filed under various sections of the IPC for the offences including attempt to murder (307), rioting (147 and 148), Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc. (153-A), criminal conspiracy (120-B) and dacoity (395) and various sections of Arms Act.