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Delhi riots: Police seeks 10-day custody of ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid in UAPA case

By: PTI | New Delhi |

September 14, 2020 4:47:52 pm

Umar Khalid on the protest web site. (The Press Reporter file photograph/Ashish Kale)

Delhi Police Monday sought 10-day custody of former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid, arrested below the stringent anti-terror regulation Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, in a case associated to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.

Khalid was current earlier than Further Periods Choose Amitabh Rawat by video conferencing.

Khalid was arrested on Sunday evening within the case.

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

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

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

Khalid had allegedly given provocative speeches at two totally different locations and appealed to the residents to return out on streets and block the roads in the course of the go to of US President Donald Trump to unfold propaganda at worldwide stage about how minorities in India are being tortured, the FIR alleged.

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

Co-accused Danish was allegedly given the duty to collect folks from two totally different locations to participate within the riots, police alleged. Girls and kids have been made to dam the roads below 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 a minimum of 53 folks lifeless and round 200 injured.

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