After interrogating former JNU pupil and United Towards Hate member Umar Khalid for eleven hours on 13 September, the Delhi Police arrested him below UAPA expenses post-midnight, for his alleged position within the Northeast Delhi riots of February 2020.
This comes merely two weeks after Khalid had written a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner SN Srivastava, alleging that his acquaintances had been being threatened with the identical UAPA expenses into writing statements implicating him as a provocateur of violence.
In a number of FIRs and cost sheets, Khalid has been projected as a key ‘conspirator’ and ‘mastermind’ of the riots, with the police claiming that the communal violence was a “premeditated conspiracy” allegedly hatched by Khalid and two others.
At the same time as Delhi Police have been severely criticised by civil society members, legal professionals, activists, and former IPS officers for conducting a “biased” probe and for main a “witch hunt” towards anti-CAA protesters, Khalid’s arrest is another title within the checklist of anti-CAA protesters who’ve been booked below the dreaded terror expenses this yr over allegations of enjoying a task within the Delhi riots.
So what are the fees which have been levelled by the Delhi Police towards Khalid thus far? What’s the police’s narrative about Khalid’s position? Tune in to The Huge Story!
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