Delhi Violence: HC dismisses bail plea of ‘Pinjra Tod’ member

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of ‘Pinjra Tod’ member, in connection with a case related to the northeast Delhi violence.

Delhi Violence: HC dismisses bail plea of 'Pinjra Tod' member
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Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, while rejecting the bail plea, said the accused is part of an organisation ‘Pinjra Tod’ and the organisation actively participated in anti-CAA/NRC protest and instigated riots in Delhi. Also Read: Remembering Hockey Legend ‘Major Dhyan Chand’ on his 115th Birth Anniversary

The court, in its order, further added that Devangana Kalita, main accuse, was found at protest sites at Jafrabad and during the protest she was in constant touch with the co-accused.

Advocate Amit Prasad, representing Delhi Police, submitted that on February 23, 2020, as per preplanned conspiracy, the children and ladies were sent to block Jafarabad metro station to create tension and riots in the area.”The accused is the main conspirator as well as the instigator behind the riots which began in the northeast Delhi area, which started with the clash at Zafrabad Metro Station. Also Read: One Nation One Ration Card योजना है कितनी लाभदायक 

The violence took place in February this year in the northeast area of Delhi between group supporting and opposing the Citizen Amendment Act. The riots resulted in death of over 50 innocent people. Apart from those killed, over 200 sustained serious injuries due to gunshots, sharp-edged weapons, stone-pelting and even falls sustained from buildings during the violence.