Former JNU Student Umar Khalid Arrested In Delhi Riots Case

Umar Khalid has already been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) along with three others.

Jessica David

September 14, 2020

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Delhi Police arrested former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with northeast Delhi riots that broke out in February this year. Khalid has already been booked under the UAPA along with Jamia student and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) youth wing president Meeran Haidar, Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) coordinator Safoora Zargar and Danish, a resident of northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura. Khalid was summoned on Saturday and Sunday (September 12 and 13).

Khalid was arrested after being questioned for around 10 hours and will be produced before a Delhi court on Monday (September 14). Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, father of Umar Khalid said, “My son has been arrested tonight at 11 p.m. by Special Cell, Delhi Police under UAPA. Police were questioning him since 1 p.m. He has been implicated in Delhi riots.” Earlier on September 2, Khalid was called by the Crime Branch for questioning in the northeast Delhi riots case.

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