Advertisement
Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav Not Named As Co-conspirators In Delhi Riots, Say Police In Rebuttal

Yogendra Yadav also termed the reports 'factually incorrect', saying Delhi Police's supplementary chargesheet does not mention him as co-conspirator, or even as accused in Delhi Riots.

Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav Not Named As Co-conspirators In Delhi Riots, Say Police In Rebuttal
File photo: Sitaram Yechury and Yogendra Yadav
Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav Not Named As Co-conspirators In Delhi Riots, Say Police In Rebuttal
outlookindia.com
2020-09-13T09:56:35+05:30

The Delhi Police on Saturday rebutted the media reports that said CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav and others were named in a chargesheet as co-conspirators in Delhi riots.

"It is clarified that Shri Sitaram Yechury, Shri Yogendra Yadav and Smt Jayati Ghosh have not been arraigned as accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed by Delhi Police," the Delhi Police said in a tweet.

Yogendra Yadav also termed the reports "factually incorrect", saying Delhi Police's supplementary chargesheet does not mention him as co-conspirator, or even as accused in Delhi Riots.

"One passing reference to me and Yechury, in an unauthenticated police statement (not admissible in court) by one accused," he tweeted while quoting a media report.

News agency PTI quoted a source saying the Delhi Police has not filed a chargesheet "against" Yechury and others. The source stressed upon a difference between ''naming'' of someone as an accused in a chargesheet and of mentioning a name due to certain allegations.

Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal said, "The names are part of the disclosure statement of one of the accused in connection with organizing and addressing the anti-CAA protests. 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."

"However, it is only on the existence of sufficient corroborative evidence that further legal action is taken. The matter is currently sub judice," he said.

Several media reports had earlier said that the Delhi Police has named Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor and activist Apoorvanand, and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy as co-conspirators in the February Delhi riots.

The reports mentioned that they have been accused of asking anti-CAA protesters to go to "any extreme", spreading discontent in the community by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim, and organise demonstrations to “malign the image of the Government of India”.

(With agency inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

After taking over as CTO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal’s main focus was on using AI and ML to identify hate speech and bots that were used to spread misinformation through the microblogging site.

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to several discussions on WHO's method of naming virus variants on Greek alphabets. But terms like 'South Africa virus' have remained in use.

IPL 2022 Retention: Who Stays And Who Goes - Full List

IPL 2022 Retention: Who Stays And Who Goes - Full List

IPL Retention list was replete with full of expected names but there were some big omissions too. The mega auction will have a massive pool of stars that teams can now choose from.

Kashmir: Why Is BJP Predicting Doomsday For J&K 2 Years After Article 370 Abrogation

Kashmir: Why Is BJP Predicting Doomsday For J&K 2 Years After Article 370 Abrogation

The statement, issued by senior BJP leader of J&K Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, raises concern for minorities living in Kashmir Valley.

Advertisement