A Delhi Court has sent former JNU student Umar Khalid to judicial custody till October 22 in connection with a Delhi riots case who was arrested by the Delhi Police on September 13 pursuant to a FIR filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the riots.
Khalidwas virtually produced before Judge Amitabh Rawat, Additional Sessions Court, Karkardooma after his 10-day police custody ended today.
The FIR against Umar Khalid alleged that he had given provocative speeches at two different places and appealed to the citizens to come out on streets and block the roads during the visit of US President Donald Trump to spread propaganda at international level about how minorities in India are being tortured.
In the FIR, police hasalso claimed that the communal violence was a “premeditated conspiracy” which was allegedly hatched by Khalid and two others.
The Delhi Riots broke out on 24th February in its northeastern part after pro and anti-CAA supporters clashed leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.