Delhi riot conspirators employed ‘guerilla tactics’

Chargesheet says their aim was to blame forces for violence

Delhi riot conspirators employed ‘guerilla tactics’

As many as 53 people had died and over 250 were injured in the riots that broke out in the northeast Delhi. File photo

New Delhi, September 23

The February Delhi riots was result of a well planned conspiracy in which WhatsApp was used to execute “guerilla tactics” to incite communal violence and shift the blame on law enforcement agencies, the Delhi police are learnt to have alleged in their chargesheet.

As many as 53 people had died and over 250 were injured in the riots that broke out in the northeast Delhi.

“Disenchanted and disconcerted” with the magnitude of the violence unleashed by the “key conspirators”, a few members of the Delhi Protest Support Group (DPSG), WhatsApp group, threatened to expose each and every culprit responsible for these riots, police sources said.

“Panicked by these whistle blowing posts, the last of which was posted on February 24 at 4.19 pm, a chain reaction followed and the cumulative effect of the conversations (between members of DPSG) was that the conspirators, panicked by the behaviour of few of their group members, decided to deploy the ultimate guerrilla strategy of blaming the law-enforcement agency for the carnage that had resulted in the pursuance of their conspiracy,” sources said quoting the allegations in the chargesheet.

It said the members were directed to delete incriminating chats and migrate to Signal App to disappear evidence, the police claimed. — TNS

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