According to the Delhi Police, the accused created a WhatsApp group on 25 February to coordinate with one another and supply males, arms and ammunition

New Delhi: Some of the rioters used a WhatsApp group to coordinate with one another in the course of the north east Delhi riots in February and killed 9 Muslims after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Delhi Police has alleged in its chargesheets filed in a court docket.

The accused have been a part of a WhatsApp group — Kattar Hindut Ekta — that was created on 25 February to take revenge on Muslims, the chargesheets mentioned, including that they used it to coordinate with one another and supply, males, arms and ammunition to one another.

The creator of the WhatsApp group remains to be absconding, police mentioned within the chargesheets.

‘Kattar Hindut Ekta’ group was created on 25 February at 12.49 hours.

Initially there have been 125 members on this group, out of those 125; complete 47 had exited the group by 8 March, it mentioned.

The chargesheets have been filed earlier than Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Kumar Gautam on 29 June for the alleged bludgeoning of 9 folks — Hamza, Aamin, Bhure Ali, Mursalin, Aas Mohd, Musharraf, Akil Ahmed, and Hashim Ali and his elder brother Aamir Khan — to dying.

During the investigation, it has been established {that a} group of Hindus comprising of accused folks — Jatin Sharma, Rishabh Chaudhary, Vivek Panchal, Lokesh Solanki, Pankaj Sharma, Prince, Sumit Chaudhary, Ankit Chaudhary and Himanshu Thakur, together with different recognized and unidentified rioters — grew to become lively in Ganga Vihar/ Bhagirathi Vihar space because the morning of 25 to 26 February midnight and bludgeoned 9 Muslim individuals to dying and injured a number of individuals in Bhagirathi Vihar and different space, police mentioned within the chargesheet.

The closing report additional mentioned that it exhibits that they have been actively concerned in rioting and attacking different neighborhood folks belonging to completely different religions and through riots they killed many individuals by attacking them.

Their modus operandi was, they used to catch the folks and confirm their faith by asking identify, tackle and by their doc, ie, Identity Card and so they have been forcing them to name ‘Jai Shri Ram’ many instances.

The one who was not calling ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and carrying the id of Muslim id, they have been bluntly attacked and thrown into the Main Ganda Nala (soiled drain), Bhagirathi Vihar, Delhi, it mentioned.

The court docket has put up the matter for consideration on 13 July.

According to the police report , one of many accused, Lokesh Solanki, on 25 February, messaged within the WhatsApp group: “Brother Lokesh Solanki this side from Ganga Vihar area if any Hindu need any back up then do contact. We have men, arms and ammunitions. I have just killed two Muslims in Bhagirathi Vihar area and thrown them in drain with the help of my team.”

In the primary case, on 26 February, one Hamza was killed by the rioters whereas he was coming from Mustafabad to Bhagirathi Vihar about 9.15 pm, police mentioned.

His physique was discovered close to E Block Bhagirathi Vihar. An FIR was lodged on this regard at Gokalpuri police station, in North East Delhi on 3 March, it mentioned.

In the second case, one Aamin was killed on 25 February by the rioters close to C Block Bhagirathi Vihar.

In the third case, one Bhure Ali was killed close to C block Bhagirathi Vihar on 26 February.

On 25 February, between 4-4.30 pm, one Mursalin was killed close to Johripuri puliya (bridge) and his scooter was set on fireplace.

Police mentioned on 25 February, at about 7 to 7.30 pm, deceased Aas Mohd was killed by the rioters and located close to Bhagirathi Vihar/Johripur pulia (bridge).

On the identical day at about Eight pm, police mentioned rioters reduce the electrical energy and in the dead of night, they attacked the home of Musharraf, grabbed him and dragged him out into the road and so they beat him to dying.

Later on 26 February, at about 9.30 pm, one Akil Ahmed was killed by the rioters, police mentioned and added that on the identical day, at about 9.40 pm, one Hashim Ali and his elder brother Aamir Khan was killed by the rioters.

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