Bangla Hunt Desk: According to the Delhi Police, leaders like veteran Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Udit Raj and leftist leader Brinda Karat made provocative speeches during the protest against the CAA. Delhi Police has claimed that the chargesheet filed in the Delhi riots was based on statements made by Congress leaders Ishrat Jahan and Khalid Saifi and other witnesses.
Citing statements made by former Congress MP Ishrat Jahan and other witnesses in the chargesheet filed in the Karkaduma court, Delhi Police said they had named leaders like Brinda Karat, Salman Khurshid and Udit Raj.
According to the chargesheet, the witnesses testified that senior leaders like Udit Raj, Salman Khurshid and Brinda Karat and former JNU student leader Umar Khalid came to the scene and spoke out against the CAA and the NPR.
On the other hand, the chargesheet also said that Ishrat Jahn had said in her statement that she and Khalid Saifi had invited many leaders including Salman Khurshid, director Rahul Roy, Vim Army member Himanshu and Chandan Kumar to prolong the anti-CAA campaign. They gave provocative speeches, which is why everyone who sits on the sidelines turns against the government.
Referring to Khalid Saifi's statement, the police said that in January 2020, anti-CAA Swaraj campaign leader Yogendra Yadav, UP leader Prashant Bhushan and Salman Khurshid used to give speeches. Saifi's statement also said that Khurshid, Sharjeel Imam and Jamia Coordination Committee member Miran Haider were called to the spot to prolong the procession. They were called by Saifi and Ishrat Jahan.