JNU ex-student 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 evening below 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 can 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 below 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 towards the laws spiralled uncontrolled, leaving not less than 53 individuals lifeless and round 200 injured. In their try to forestall violence, 108 police personnel obtained 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 have been half of a bigger conspiracy in organising violence within the northeast Delhi and inciting communal ardour and hatred amongst communities, an official assertion acknowledged.

According to the power, the Delhi Police has registered 751 FIRs in reference to communal riots that passed off within the final week of February this yr.

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 necessary instances and the cost sheets have been submitted within the courtroom for trial, the police additionally stated, including the riots additionally precipitated large-scale harm to each non-public and public properties.

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



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