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Yechury, Yogendra Yadav not charged in Delhi riots: Police

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
September 13, 2020 14:22 IST
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The Delhi Police on Sunday refuted media reports that Communist Party of India leader Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav and economist Jayati Ghosh were arraigned as accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed by it in the case related to the northeast Delhi violence.

IMAGE: MCD workers remove the burnt car beside the road after a clashes at Bhajannpura road in New Delhi. Photograph: Rahul Singh/ANI Photo

A statement by the Delhi Police clarified to say that a report put out by an online news agency that "the names are part of the disclosure statement of one of the accused in connection with organizing and addressing the anti-CAA protests" was incorrect.

The Delhi Police also took to Twitter to post its rebuttal.


"It is worth mentioning that 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," the statement said.

"However, it is only on the existence of sufficient corroborative evidence does further legal action is taken. The matter is currently subjudice," it added.

In February, violence had broken out in northeast Delhi between the groups supporting and opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act.

At least 53 people lost their lives due to the violence while hundreds of others were injured.

The Delhi high court designated four judges of Karkardooma Courts to hear the cases related to the communal violence in Northeast Delhi and Shahdara district

The high court, in two public notices, said that Additional Sessions Judge of North East and Additional Sessions Judge of Shahdara in Karkardooma Courts Complex are designated as courts for trial of Delhi violence cases.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
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