Riots probe: Activists claim sinister plan by cops

Riots probe: Activists claim sinister plan by cops

New Delhi: Before he was arrested, Umar Khalid had made a video alleging that Delhi Police was trying to frame on false charges those who were protesting against the government. This particular clip was played out at a press conference called by activists on Wednesday in which senior advocate Prashant Bhushan claimed that the investigation into the Delhi riots was a criminal conspiracy and police had been trying to frame innocent people protesting peacefully against CAA and NRC.Several speakers raised doubts over the investigation at the press meet titled “criminalising and silencing dissent”. However, Khalid’s former fellow scholar from JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar, gave the event a miss despite being publicised for it. Later, Kumar issued a statement saying questions were bound to be raised over the investigation as its purpose was not to ensure justice “but to take political revenge.”Khalid’s mother sat in silence as the video played out. “If this video is out, then it means I have been arrested. Police aren’t arresting the rioters. Those who gave provocative statements have not even been called for questioning. However, those protesting against CAA and NRC are being booked on false charges without any proof,” he alleged.“Police are running an edited 17-minute speech where I’m talking about Satyagraha. People are being forced to give false statements. What is my fault? To say India is as much mine as it is yours? There is an attempt at politics of division and anyone speaking against it is being threatened. Do not ...
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