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Delhi riots: Ex-JNU scholar Umar Khalid despatched to 10-day police custody

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NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Karkardooma court docket on Monday (September 14) granted a 10-day custody of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar chief Umar Khalid to Special Cell of Delhi Police. Khalid was produced earlier than the court docket by way of video conferencing immediately.According to experiences, police reportedly mentioned in court docket that need to confront Umar Khalid with over 11 lakh pages of paperwork in reference to Delhi riots.
Umar Khalid, a former JNU college students and activist is accused of being a conspirator in communal riots in Delhi in February that left over 50 folks useless and hundreds displaced. He has been booked below the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). 
He was arrested by the Special Cell after 11 hours of interrogation. He was arrested below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged function in northeast Delhi riots.
Communal clashes broke out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and people towards the laws spiralled uncontrolled, leaving no less than 53 folks useless and round 200 injured. 
On September 13, Khalid was summoned by the Special Cell of Delhi Police for questioning relating to the northeast violence that rocked the capital this February. His cellphone was additionally seized by the police. 
In a cost sheet filed by the Delhi Police Crime Branch towards suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, the investigating officer has alleged that on January 8, greater than a month earlier than the riots, Hussain met with Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi of ‘United Against Hate’ on the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protest, and Umar requested him to be ready for one thing massive/riots on the time of United States President Donald Trump’s go to.
Later, the particular cell began a probe into the bigger conspiracy in reference to the Delhi violence. 
In February, violence happened within the northeast space of Delhi between teams supporting and opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which led to the deaths of no less than 53 folks.

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