UP cops cite Delhi Police, intelligence reports to back ‘opposition’s conspiracy’ charge in Hathras case | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Police in its affidavit before the Supreme Court has cited reports of Delhi Police and intelligence agencies on how functionaries of some political parties reached Safdarjung Hospital shortly after victim’s death and provoked her family not to accept the 19-year-old’s body till their demands were met.
Police have also attached a report from the state intelligence department dated September 29 which talked about how organisations associated with the Valmiki community, Bhim Army and Azad Samaj Party might gather in Hathras in large numbers to stage protests which might also turn violent.
The report sent by the Delhi deputy commissioner of police of the south-west district to secretary in home department, Taurn Gaba, on October 4, states that as soon as the post-mortem of the deceased started, a large number of people, including dalit activist Udit Raj, Bhim Sena chief Chandra Shekhar Azad and former Congress MP PL Punia reached hospital with their supporters. Thereafter, AAP MLA Rakhi Birla started protesting. The police appealed to them to maintain peace but to no avail, the report says.
“Those present there prevailed over the family not to accept the body unless their demands for justice were met. Some protestors were demanding that the chief minister should come to the hospital and assure the family. The family was under the influence of these leaders and the crowd had surrounded the family not permitting officials to talk to them,” reads the report of the Delhi Police.
The UP Police has also cited an intelligence report shared by the SP, law and order, on September 29. The report says that it received inputs that upon arrival of the victim’s body in Hathras, her family members, supporters, and political organizations may refuse to let the family members perform her last rites. There are reports that they would indulge in violent protests by keeping the body on the road, holding agitation and throwing stones, the input said.
It also mentions that protesters may also block trains and indulge in burning of effigies and violence. Later, based on these reports, the UP Police got 19 FIRs lodged against 700 persons involved in the incident and termed it specific conspiracy.
The SIT is still probing the case while the state government has recommended a CBI probe on October 3.

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