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Ex-JNU pupil chief Umar Khalid arrested in reference to northeast Delhi riots – India News , Firstpost

Khalid was earlier booked beneath UAPA in one other case associated to the riots and was questioned by the police on 2 September

New Delhi: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University pupil chief Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday night time beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his alleged position within the northeast Delhi riots, sources stated.

He was arrested by the particular cell of the Delhi police after 11 hours of interrogation. He shall 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 2 September in reference to the riots.

He was earlier booked beneath 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 24 February after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and people towards the laws spiralled uncontrolled, leaving not less than 53 individuals useless and round 200 injured. In their try to forestall violence, 108 police personnel acquired accidents and two died.

The Delhi Police on Sunday stated it was investigating the position of all people who allegedly took half within the riots and had been half of a bigger conspiracy in organising violence within the northeast Delhi and inciting communal ardour and hatred amongst communities, an official assertion said.

According to the drive, the Delhi Police has registered 751 FIRs in reference to communal riots that came about within the final week of February this yr.

As far because the investigation is worried, Delhi Police has carried it out meticulously in essentially the most skilled method, officers stated.

After accumulating and collating all evidences, the investigation has been finalised in many of the essential circumstances and the cost sheets have been submitted within the courtroom for trial, the police additionally stated, including the riots additionally brought on large-scale harm to each personal and public properties.

So far, police have arrested 1,575 individuals in 751 circumstances. Over 250 chargesheets have been filed within the riots associated circumstances wherein 1,153 accused have been charge-sheeted.

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