Ex-JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid arrested in reference to northeast Delhi riots


New Delhi, September 14 

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University scholar chief Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday night time underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(UAPA) for his alleged function within the northeast Delhi riots, sources stated.

He was arrested by the particular cell of the Delhi police after 11 hours of interrogation. He will probably be produced earlier than a Delhi courtroom on Monday, they stated.

Khalid was questioned by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for a few hours on September 2 in reference to the riots.

He was earlier booked underneath the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in one other case associated to the riots. He was additionally quizzed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police earlier relating to an alleged conspiracy behind the riots.

His cell phone was additionally seized by the police.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and people in opposition to the laws spiralled uncontrolled, leaving no less than 53 individuals useless and round 200 injured. In their try to forestall violence, 108 police personnel acquired accidents and two died.

The Delhi Police on Sunday stated it was investigating the function of all people who allegedly took half within the riots and had been half of a bigger conspiracy in organising violence within the northeast Delhi and inciting communal ardour and hatred amongst communities, an official assertion said.

According to the pressure, the Delhi Police has registered 751 FIRs in reference to communal riots that befell within the final week of February this 12 months.

As far because the investigation is worried, Delhi Police has carried it out meticulously in probably the most skilled method, officers stated.

After accumulating and collating all proof, the investigation has been finalised in a lot of the essential circumstances and the cost sheets have been submitted within the courtroom for trial, the police additionally stated, including the riots additionally precipitated large-scale injury to each personal and public properties.

So far, police have arrested 1,575 individuals in 751 circumstances. Over 250 cost sheets have been filed within the riots associated circumstances wherein 1,153 accused have been charge-sheeted. –PTI



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