Police Claim Locals First Opposed The Shaheen Bagh Sit-In Against CAA/NRC
Millennium Post Delhi|November 26, 2020
North-East Delhi riots
Arnabjit Sur

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police in its 930-page supplementary chargesheet has claimed that the local residents of Shaheen Bagh were initially against the idea of taking out a protest in the area but former JNU student Sharjeel Imam purportedly “threatened them with dire consequences” if they did not yield to his demand and posed an obstruction to his plan to block the road and create a chakka jam.

This was among the several allegations leveled by the Delhi Police against Imam in connection with his role in the “larger conspiracy” behind the Delhi riots. The charge sheet also names former JNU student Umar Khalid and alleged SIM card seller Faizan Khan and charges them under UAPA among other sections of IPC.

In defense of its claim, police have said that the same has been allegedly revealed by a purported witness.

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