Delhi riot case: police arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid

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Delhi riot case: police arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid
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Highlights

  1. North-East Delhi riots happened from 23 February to 26 February.
  2. Location of the incident is North Est Delhi, India.
  3. It was because of hate speech, provocation, confirmation, CAA protest, mass mobilization, religious nationalism, etc.
  4. Aim of this riot was to prevent citizenship amendment act protest.
  5. Methods used are like rioting, arson, burglary and shooting.
  6. Caused into deaths of 53 people including 35 Muslims and 15 Hindus.
  7. 400+ injured and police arrested 2200 including detained.

Why they arrested Umar Khalid

Police arrested Umar Khalid, a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in connection with the conspiracy behind the North-East Delhi riots.

A special cell of the Delhi Police is investigating the matter. An investigation is under way into the “large-scale conspiracy” behind the February riots. Riots killed at least 53 people and injured 400 others.

They called Khalid for questioning on Sunday. They questioned Khalid twice in the last two months about his role.

Police arrested Khalid on Sunday night

Sunday late night, police have arrested Umar Khalid with North East Delhi riots.

According to a special cell submission before the court last month, Khalid and other accused–including former AAP corporator Tahir Hussain. Also activist Khalid Saifi–had plotted the riots just before US President Donald Trump’s visit, In February.

At least four chargesheets, police said Khalid suspended jailed Aam Aadmi Party corporators Hussain and Saifi at a protest site in Shahinbagh on January 8 for plotting riots.

Eight people, including Tahir Hussain, Jamia student Meeran Haider, Jamia Coordinating Committee media coordinator Safoora Zarga and Pinjra Tod activists Natasha Narwal and Dewangana Kalita, have been arrested under the Prevention of Illegal Acts Act (UAPA).

The detainees have accused the Delhi Police of launching a witch hunt against them. This is because they were the dominant voice against the government’s Citizenship Amendment Act.

Delhi Police have said that some leaders of Anti-Civil Amendment Act in the national capital had planed the riots.

However, Khalid had earlier been arrested in February 2016 on the JNU campus along with former students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others for making anti-India slogans. In fact, They charged Khalid with treason. City court is hearing the case.

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