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Delhi Riots: Umar Khalid Sent To Judicial Custody Till Oct 22 IN UAPA Cases

New Delhi: A Delhi court docket on Thursday despatched former Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) pupil Umar Khalid, arrested in reference to a case associated to the widespread violence which broke out in Delhi’s North-East space in February, to judicial custody until October 22.

Delhi Police’s Particular Cell had arrested him on September 13 night time below the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, following which he was despatched to 10 days police custody. He was produced earlier than Extra Session Choose Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma court docket through video-conferencing earlier within the day on the finish of the remand interval.

On the request of Umar Khalid and his counsel Trideep Pais, the court docket allowed him to fulfill his dad and mom earlier than going to jail and directed his counsel to maneuver an software for offering him spectacles. Advocate Pais may also transfer an software requesting the court docket to offer him safety.

“In the last 10 days in police custody, I have not signed any paper or statement,” Umar Khalid knowledgeable the court docket in the course of the video conferencing.

He’s accused of hatching a prison conspiracy to trigger communal unrest by inciting folks protesting towards the Citizenship (Modification) Act and Nationwide Register of Residents.

On March 6, the FIR was registered towards Khalid and one Danish primarily based on info supplied by an informer to Crime Department Sub-Inspector Arvind Kumar.

In keeping with FIR quantity 59/2020, complainant Sub-Inspector Arvind Kumar stated that riots are a premeditated conspiracy. “The conspiracy was hatched by Umar Khalid and two others associated with different organisations,” the FIR additional acknowledged.

Umar Khalid gave provocative speeches at two totally different locations and appealed folks to dam the roads throughout US President Donald Trump’s go to, to unfold propaganda on the worldwide degree about how minorities in India have been being persecuted, the FIR added.

Umar Khalid and his associates introduced ladies and kids to the highway at a number of locations in a bid to hatch conspiracy to incite riots, the Sub-Inspector alleged, including that firearms, petrol bombs, acid bottles, and stones have been saved at houses in Kardampuri, Jafrabad, Chand Bagh, Gokulpuri, Shiv Vihar and close by areas as a part of the conspiracy.

Explaining the conspiracy, the complainant stated that co-accused Danish was given the accountability of gathering folks from totally different locations to participate within the violence. “On February 23, women and children were made to block the roads under the Jafrabad Metro Station to create tension amidst the neighbourhood people in a bid to give rise to riots,” it added.

Apart from this, Khalid has additionally been named in cost sheets filed in numerous instances of the riots. Communal violence broke out in North-East Delhi on February 24 after clashes between the citizenship legislation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving no less than 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured.

(IANS)

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