A Delhi court framed the charges of attempt to murder, rioting, and unlawful assembly against former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan, ‘United Against Hate’ founder Khalid Saifi, and 11 others in a case related to the north-east Delhi riots of 2020.

However, the court discharged all 13 of offences of criminal conspiracy, abetment, and common intention and charges under Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.

The charges were framed by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat on Friday.

The judge maintained that prima facie, there were grounds to presume that the accused had committed the offences.

According to the prosecution, the accused refused to disperse when the police carried out a flag march in Khureji during the riots that took place in the last week of February in 2020.

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