Delhi Riot Case: Activist Umar Khalid under Police Custody

Asif Iqbal

Sep 22, 2020

An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Umar Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police last week;

An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Umar Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police last week; Delhi Court gave an order to keep him under police custody for ten days to interrogate concerning the riots which occurred in the North-Eastern region of Delhi in the last week of February 2020. The request of Delhi Police was challenged by the Counsel representing Khalid in the Court and argued; police doesn’t have the case as allegations are “empty rhetoric”. The order of the Additional Sessions Judge, Amitabh Rawat I deem it fit, for having an effective and proper investigation, to allow the present application seeking police remand custody of the accused Umar Khalid for a period of ten days. Accordingly, the application is allowed and ten days police custody remand of the accused namely Umar Khalid is given to the I.O. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against the activist because of his alleged involvement in the riots which occurred in Delhi and produced to the court virtual manner. It complained that speeches were made which was provocative in nature and brought angst amongst the marginalized religious community in India. Acknowledging the quality of the event including Khalid's "surfaced" character into the "conspiracy and (his) involvement in Anti-CAA/NPR/NRC protest with the support of several radical groups/organizations resulting in riots", this Court resolved that his custodial investigation remained significant. The Court consequently remanded Khalid over 10-day police confinement. He would do subsequent presented ere Court on September 24, 2020. According to trepidations proposed through the attorney for Khalid, the Court commanded that this DCP involved making customary settlements concerning his security furthermore protection through this intact remand term.