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Delhi riots case: Court sends Umar Khalid to police custody for 10 days after his arrest beneath anti-terror regulation – India News , Firstpost

The Delhi Police was looking for custody of the ex-JNU scholar chief in an effort to confront him with ‘enormous technical information’ operating into 11 lakh pages

File picture of former JNU scholar Umar Khalid, AFP

New Delhi: A Delhi courtroom Monday despatched former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid, arrested beneath the stringent anti-terror regulation Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to police custody for 10 days in a case associated to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.

Khalid was produced earlier than Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat via video conferencing.

Police had sought his custody for 10 days saying they wished to confront him with paperwork operating into 11 lakh pages. Khalid was arrested on Sunday night time within the case.

His counsel opposed the remand utility saying he was not in Delhi throughout 23-26 February, when the riots happened.

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

Khalid has additionally been booked for the offences of sedition, homicide, try to 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 throughout the go to of US President Donald Trump to unfold propaganda at worldwide degree about how minorities in India are being tortured, the FIR alleged.

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

Co-accused Danish was allegedly given the duty to assemble folks from two totally different locations to participate within the riots, police alleged.

Women and kids had been made to dam the roads beneath the Jafrabad metro station on 23 February to create rigidity amongst folks within the neighbourhood, the FIR stated.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on 24 February after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving not less than 53 folks useless and round 200 injured.

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