Judge Amitabh Rawat, Additional Sessions Court, Karkardooma remanded former JNU student Umar Khalid to ten days of police custody in connection with a Delhi riots case.
Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police yesterday pursuant to a FIR filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the riots that broke out earlier this year. He was virtually produced before the Court by Delhi Police.
Seeking his 10-day remand, SPP Amit Prasad today contended that Khalid had to be confronted with huge documentary evidence in the case and that investigation was on-going.
Counsel for Khalid, Advocate Trideep Pais argued that there was no reason to justify Umar’s arrest when he had been cooperating with the investigation.
It was stated that there was no evidence against Umar Khalid to support Delhi Police’s allegations.
The Court stated,
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 IO.
Umar Khalid had allegedly 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, the FIR alleged.