Delhi riot: Court takes cognizance of treason offense against 18 accused in UAPA case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognizance of treason offense against 18 people under the stringent anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the North East Delhi riots case, after the necessary authorities imposed necessary sanctions.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat took cognizance of the offenses under Sections 124A (sedition), 153-A (promoting enmity on the basis of religion, language, caste etc.), 109 (libel) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). IPC against all the accused after the requisite sanction in a second supplementary charge sheet.

The court earlier took cognizance for the crimes against Pinjra Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia students Asif Iqbal Tanha, Gulfisha Khatoon, former Congress councilor Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safura Zagar.

Shafa-ur-Rehman, AAP councilor Tahir Hussain, activist Khalid Saifi, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Salim Malik, Mohammad Salim Khan, Athar Khan, JNU student Sharjil Imam, JNU alumnus leaders Omar Khalid and Faizan were also charged has gone.

The court had earlier taken cognizance of offenses under sections 13 (unlawful activities), 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy) of UAPA and various sections of IPC, including 147 and 148 Were. (Rioting), 189 (unlawful assembly), 1 instruct६ (giving instructions to public servant), 201 (erasing evidence).

The accused have been given a charge sheet for being part of the alleged conspiracy in the riots.

The maximum punishment for the offense of treason is life imprisonment.

The court said that the supplementary charge sheet should be given to all the accused persons in pendrive and the matter should be put up for further hearing on 12 March.

Communal violence erupted in northeast Delhi on 24 February, following clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters, killing at least 53 people and injuring around 200 people.