The Delhi Police falsely implicated activists and anti-Citizenship Act (CAA) protesters in connection with the anti-Muslim pogrom in February 2020 in North East Delhi. The activists were predominantly Muslims and have been accused of “conspiring against the government and disturbing law and order.” The state has used the stringent anti-terror law of UAPA to book most f the activists and the protestors, including Saleem Malik.
Malik was one of the leaders of the anti-CAA movement in New Delhi and led various rallies, including in the Chand Bagh area of the city. The Delhi police have also made Malik an accused in the murder of Intelligence Bureau staffer Amit Sharma who was killed during the Delhi pogrom.
Charges and Allegations
Sections 13, 16, 17, and 18 of the UAPA, Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act,1984.
Delhi Court denied bail to Saleem Malik due to sufficient incriminating material against him in the North-East Delhi Riot case. The court observed that he attended “conspiratorial meetings” and was also one of the organizers of the Chand Bagh protest site where alleged inflammatory speeches were given.
Not released yet.