Delhi riots: Police search 10-day custody of ex-JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid in UAPA case

New Delhi, September 14

Delhi Police on Monday sought 10-day custody of former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid, who has been arrested beneath the stringent anti-terror regulation Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case associated to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.   

Khalid was current earlier than Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat by video conferencing.

Khalid was arrested on Sunday evening within the case.

Police mentioned he wanted to be confronted with enormous quantity of knowledge.

In the FIR, police has claimed that the communal violence was a “premeditated conspiracy” which was allegedly hatched by Khalid and two others.

The college students have additionally been booked for the offences of sedition, homicide, try to homicide,  selling enmity between completely different teams on grounds of faith and rioting.

The FIR accused Khalid of giving “provocative speeches” at two completely different locations and appealed to the residents to come back out on streets and block the roads in the course of the go to of US President Donald Trump to unfold propaganda at worldwide degree about how minorities in India are being tortured.

In this conspiracy, firearms, petrol bombs, acid bottles and stones had been collected at quite a few properties, FIR claimed.

Co-accused Danish was allegedly given the accountability to assemble folks from two completely different locations to participate within the riots, police alleged. Women and youngsters had been made to dam the roads beneath the Jafrabad metro station on February 23 to create pressure amidst the neighbourhood folks, FIR mentioned.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving not less than 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured. PTI


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