“Has Delhi Authorities Forgotten …”: P Chidambaram’s Jibe On Chargesheet Row

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    'Has Delhi Police Forgotten...': P Chidambaram's Jibe On Chargesheet Row

    The extra chargesheet was filed 2 days before the parliament session begins (File)

    New Delhi:

    The Delhi Authorities have actually brought the criminal justice system to “ridicule” by mentioning the names of CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan’s Yogendra Yadav and other scholars in a disclosure statement of an implicated, attached to the February riots additional chargesheet, Congress leader P Chidambaram stated on Sunday.

    ” Has the Delhi Police forgotten that in between Information and Charge Sheet there are important actions called Investigation and Corroboration?” Mr Chidambaram, a previous union home minister, tweeted.

    ” Delhi Cops have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by calling Mr Sitaram Yechury and many other scholars and activists in an extra charge sheet in the Delhi riots case,” he included.

    Delhi Cops have brought the criminal justice system to ridicule by naming Mr Sitaram Yechury and many other scholars and activists in a supplemental charge sheet in the Delhi riots case

    — P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) September 13, 2020

    The other individuals named in the disclosure statement include economic expert Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor Apoorvanand and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy.

    The Delhi Authorities on Saturday clarified that they have not been named as an implicated.

    ” It is worth mentioning that the disclosure statement has actually been honestly taped as narrated by the implicated. An individual is not arraigned as an accused only on the basis of a disclosure declaration. Nevertheless, it is only on the presence of sufficient corroborative evidence that more legal action is taken. The matter is currently in court,” the Delhi Police said in a statement on Saturday.

    The supplemental chargesheet was submitted 2 days prior to the first part of the monsoon session of parliament begins. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said his party will raise the concern in the two Homes.

    Over 50 individuals were eliminated and hundreds hurt, numerous with gunshot injuries, in the violence in north-east Delhi in February, after weeks of protests against the CAA and the National Register or Citizens or NRC.

    Mr Yechury, a veteran parliamentarian, called the police actions “invalid, prohibited”.

    ” Delhi Cops is under the Centre and House Ministry. Its invalid, unlawful actions are a direct result of the politics of BJP’s leading leadership. They are scared of legitimate tranquil protests by mainstream political celebrations & are misusing state power to target the Opposition,” Mr Yechury said in a series of tweets yesterday.

    Mr Yechury’s celebration also condemned the authorities over the chargesheet.

    ” The CPI( M) condemns this obnoxious action by the Delhi Police to further the narrative of its political masters and advises the federal government to desist from such acts of criminalising serene political demonstrations,” the Communist Celebration of India (Marxist) Politburo stated in a statement today.

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