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Delhi Riots Conspiracy Case: AAP Govt Gives Nod To Prosecute Umar Khalid

New Delhi: Police have acquired prosecution sanction from the Kejriwal authorities towards Umar Khalid, a former JNU scholar chief, in reference to a case associated to the February communal violence in northeast Delhi, officers stated on Friday.

“We have given prosecution sanction in all the Delhi riots related cases registered by the police. Now, it is up to the courts to see who are the accused,” a senior Delhi authorities functionary stated.

The sanction has been acquired towards Khalid within the Delhi riots conspiracy case, by which he was booked underneath the stringent anti-terror Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

A senior police officer stated that police have acquired prosecution sanction from each the Delhi authorities and the Union Residence Ministry towards Khalid in reference to Delhi riots conspiracy case.

“We’ve got acquired prosecution sanction towards Umar Khalid in reference to a case registered towards him underneath the UAPA. We’ve got acquired sanctions from each the Delhi authorities and the Ministry of Residence Affairs, the officer stated.

The officer stated that the prosecution sanctions towards Khalid had been acquired a fortnight in the past and added that the Delhi Police can now identify Khalid of their supplementary cost sheet.

“To prosecute one underneath part 13 of the UAPA, we want sanction from the Ministry of Residence Affairs, which we’ve got already acquired. For prosecution underneath part — 16,17 and 18 of the UAPA, we’ve got acquired sanction from the Delhi authorities,” the officer stated.

Khalid was arrested on September 13 underneath the UAPA act in a case associated to communal violence in northeast Delhi.

Delhi HC Stays Tahir Hussain’s Suspension From East MCD

In the meantime, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom stayed the order of the East Delhi Municipal Company (EDMC) by which the civic physique has evicted Hussain from the Home and eliminated him from the submit of municipal councillor.

A single decide bench of the excessive courtroom presided by Justice Najmi Waziri whereas placing an interim keep on the EDMC resolution, additionally issued a discover to the civic physique searching for its response and slated the matter for additional listening to on March 17.

On August 26, the East MCD sacked Hussain from the submit of Councillor. The proposal to sack Hussain was delivered to the Home as a month-to-month agenda and was handed unanimously. His membership was scrapped underneath part 33(2) of the Delhi Municipal Act.

The stated sections said that if throughout three successive months, a councillor is, with out permission of the Company, absent from all of the conferences thereof, the Company might declare his seat vacant.

In his plea filed earlier than the excessive courtroom, Hussain has said that the stated proposal by the EDMC is unfair, unlawful and towards the rules of pure justice.

“The Petitioner (Hussain) has not absented himself from the meetings of the Respondent Corporation (EDMC) for three successive months as the meetings of the Respondent were never held successively for three months till the month of August when the decision to vacate the seat of the Petitioner was taken in the year 2020,” the plea said.

He additional said that the conferences had been held within the month of January, February (successively for 2 months) thereafter, the conferences weren’t held within the month of March, April and Might. It added that, the conferences had been once more held within the month of June and July.

“Petitioner was neither provided with a show cause notice nor an opportunity of being heard before the decision of vacating his seat was taken which is against the principles of natural justice,” Hussain stated.

(With Company Inputs)

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