Delhi Police Seeks 10-Day Custody For Umar Khalid

The Delhi Police’s special cell is looking into a larger conspiracy case.

Jessica David

September 15, 2020

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A Delhi court on Monday (September 14) sent former JNU student Umar Khalid to 10-day police custody a day after his arrest under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for his alleged role in conspiracy behind the February riots in the national capital. Special public prosecutor Amit Prasad had told additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat at the Karkardooma district court that Khalid has to be confronted with voluminous documentary evidence. The Delhi Police’s special cell is looking into a larger conspiracy in addition to multiple cases filed.

The filed cases are in connection with the riots that left 53 people dead and close to 400 injured. In separate charge sheets related to the riots, the police have said Khalid met suspended and jailed Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain and activist Khalid Saifi on January 8. Allegedly, he met them during the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) – National Register of Citizens (NRC) to plan the riots.

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