Scholar activist Gulfisha Fatima, arrested underneath the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA), alleged earlier than a Delhi courtroom on Monday that she was being subjected to communal slurs and psychological harassment by jail authorities.
Gulfisha Fatima, an MBA graduate, is at present lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in a case associated to the violence in northeast Delhi in February.
The submissions had been made earlier than Extra Periods Decide Amitabh Rawat when she was produced via video conferencing within the case.
Gulfisha Fatima alleged that she was being discriminated towards by the jail employees.
“I’ve an issue in jail. Ever since I used to be introduced right here, I’ve been consistently going through discrimination by the jail employees. They referred to as me an informed terrorist and hurled communal slurs at me. I’m going through psychological harassment right here. If I harm myself, solely jail authorities might be chargeable for it,” she alleged.
After Gulfisha Fatima made her submissions on to the courtroom, the decide requested her lawyer to file an utility concerning this.
To this, her counsel Mehmood Pracha stated he’ll do the required within the case.
The courtroom had earlier taken cognisance of the charg-sheet filed within the case associated to conspiracy within the riots and summoned all of the 15 accused to look earlier than it.
The courtroom on Monday directed that the counsels of the accused be handed over a replica of the charge-sheet and put up the case for additional consideration on October 3.
In its charge-sheet, the police has listed 747 witnesses and of them, 51 have recorded their statements earlier than the Justice of the Peace underneath part 164 of the Code of Felony Process (CrPC).
The charge-sheet has been filed underneath the UAPA, and varied sections of the Indian Penal Codes and the Arms Act.
The police stated it has given a chronology of the conspiracy and related occasions in its charge-sheet which is prone to be taken up for consideration quickly.
“The proof embody WhatsApp chats of February 24, the time when riots had been occurring. At that time, key conspirators had been guiding their foot troopers about violence within the space. The important thing conspirators had been immediately in contact with their foot troopers,” the police stated.
It stated, “WhatsApp teams had been utilized by conspirators for violence in Seelampur, Jafrabad space. There have been 25 protest websites. 25 WhatsApp teams had been particularly created for every. The impression was on condition that they had been anti-CAA protest teams however via these websites conspirators had been being guided.”
Delhi Police’s Particular Cell stated Tahir Hussain, Khalid Saifi and Umar Khalid had allegedly deliberate to hold out huge violence within the capital throughout US President Donald Trump’s go to to Delhi.
Within the charge-sheet, which discusses the conspiracy behind the Delhi riots, the police has claimed that “on January 8, Tahir Hussain had met Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi on the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest. Conferences subsequently additionally passed off within the PFI workplace in Jamia nagar the place Khalid Saifi instigated Tahir Hussain.”
“Umar Khalid reportedly assured that via his contacts (in PFI) logistical help might be supplied,” police stated.
Widespread Entrance of India (PFI), shaped in 2006 in Kerala as a successor to the Nationwide Democratic Entrance (NDF), supplied monetary help to the protests, police had earlier alleged.
Clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship legislation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving not less than 53 individuals lifeless and round 200 injured.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)