Apoorvanand was summoned for questioning as the Special Cell (New Delhi Range) claimed to have found links with the students’ outfit, Pinjra Tod, and with a WhatsApp group called the ‘Delhi Protests Support Group (DPSG)’.
The incident took place around 3 pm, with the caller informing police that armed assailants wearing scarves had entered the showroom near Sultanpur Metro station. The caller also claimed “18-20 rounds” were fired.
This data was prepared after Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava asked DCPs to analyse crime records of juveniles to ascertain the magnitude of the problem, and to assess how many have turned 18 and whether they are still committing crimes.
Dated July 8, the order, signed by Special CP (Crime & Economic Offences Wing) Praveer Ranjan, cites an “intelligence input” about the riot-related arrests of “some Hindu youth from Chand Bagh and Khajuri Khas areas of Northeast Delhi”.
Deputy Director (Operations) K P S Malhotra told The Indian Express that during the lockdown, they have observed a different pattern of people who were earlier supplying cocaine and heroin now supplying marijuana and opium. “
As per the chargesheet, the man first made a PCR call at 10.05 pm. The incident description read: “The caller is Hindu. Hindus have set a Muslim man’s bike on fire. They were also going to set him on fire, and he jumped into the drain.”
While the chargesheet, filed on June 23, before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak at Delhi’s Karkardooma Court, talks of Brijmohan Sharma’s political ambitions, saying he was known locally as ‘Netaji’, it does not mention any party.
“Sanjeev Kumar Yadav had been admitted to Max Hospital after testing positive around 15 days ago. He developed fever and was on ventilator after complaining of breathlessness,” a senior police officer said.
The Indian Express had reported on May 2 that Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava had decided to appoint a panel of SPPs. The lawyers have been selected on the basis of their experience, a minimum of 10 years, and expertise.
Police told court that the accused were identified on the basis of the clothes they wore, including shirts, jeans and skull caps; footage taken by an “authorised” videographer hired by police to record the protests; and mobile phone records that, they allege, point to the location of users.
Investigation revealed that they killed Haider because they believed he had supported Abdul Nasir, a “notorious criminal” of the capital’s trans-Yamuna area, by giving “positive news coverage” and also handling Nasir’s work.