Kushal Kumar Jha
Delhi Police denies charging Sitaram Yechuri & Yogendra Yadav in Delhi riots
After several media reports started making rounds on social media, Delhi Police on Saturday denied any reports of charging CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechguri, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor and Activist Apoorvanand, and documentary Filmmaker Rahul Roy as co-conspirators in Delhi riots case.
Yechury had earlier attacked the Delhi Police saying the action was illegitimate and were politically motivated by BJP's top leadership. Some of the online news agencies had picked up the unverified news of Yechury being charged by the Delhi Police in Jafrabad riots of East Delhi.
Yogendra Yadav was, however, quick to call the report "factually incorrect". "Supplementary Chargesheets does not mention me as a co-conspirator, or even as accused. One passing reference to me, and Yechury, in an unauthenticated police statement (not admissible in court) by one, accused," he tweeted.
A PTI report said that the Delhi Police has claimed that the JNU students Kalita and Natasha Narwal admitted their complicity in the riots and also named Ghosh, Apoorvanand, and Roy as their mentors, who allegedly asked them to go at any "any extreme" to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Many political leaders took to their twitter handles to slam the reports.
Lok Sabha MP and former Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari called for the law to take its course and letting the police do their job. "If the police have named any particular leader, it must have been done after a thorough and impartial probe," he added.