New Delhi: Rebecca John, the lawyer for JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who was accused in the anti-Hindu riots case carried out under conspiracy in Delhi, today expressed displeasure in court over the media institutions that had made public on social media WhatsApp chats revealing to people related to the riots. Rebecca, in the court, specifically named 'Lawbeat,' said that the way she shared screenshots of WhatsApp messages was highly disgusting. These screenshots should be deleted and screenshots of court proceedings should not be taken.
Judge: Request the to report responsibly and not to take screenshots.— LawBeat (@LawBeatInd) February 3, 2022
(Rebecca John, St. Adv. had sought the taking down of tweets by Lawbeat. These formed part of the Chargesheet and Supplementary Chargesheet) #DelhiRiots
During this time, he was advised by the prosecution that if those chats have to be deleted, then a suitable application can be filed for the same. This method would be more correct. It may be recalled that in the midst of the ongoing hearing against Umar Khalid's bail plea, Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad had presented a number of shreds of evidence against Khalid before Additional Sessions, Judge Amitabh Rawat. The prosecution had told how the witness had told that sticks, stones, red chillies and acid were collected for the protest. Amit Prasad had asked how can the protest, which was finally held with sticks, bats and red chillies, be peaceful?
One statement by a person named victor reads which has been recorded before the Magistrate reads - “Hinduon ko khatm karna hai” ke naare lagrahe the chand bagh mei: Prosecutor #DelhiRiots— LawBeat (@LawBeatInd) February 3, 2022
Meanwhile, to expose the role and conspiracy of Umar Khalid in the Delhi riots, Amit Prasad had also submitted several WhatsApp chats, statements of witnesses and CCTV footage in the Karkardooma court. It was clearly seen that Umar Khalid had hatched a well-planned conspiracy to incite riots in the name of peaceful protests. The same pictures were shared by Lawbeat in his tweets, after which today, Rebecca John, the lawyer of the accused in the Delhi riots, got agitated and appealed that those WhatsApp messages should be deleted. Let us know that the chats that Rebecca John has expressed her displeasure after seeing them being shared in the media are also part of the chargesheet filed in the case. During this time, the prosecution told how those messages talked about traffic jams and keeping women in front of them.