Northeast Delhi violence: Have to confront Umar Khalid with ‘11 lakh pages of data’, say cops
NEW DELHI: Former JNU student Umar Khalid was on Monday sent to 10 days in police custody after he was arrested on Sunday in connection with an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case related to the violence in northeast Delhi in February this year. Police told the court that they had to confront him with 11 lakh pages of data.
Khalid, through his counsel Trideep Pais, opposed the remand application stating he wasn’t even present in Delhi during the relevant time and the remand plea didn't disclose anything that deserved even one day of custody.
Khalid was appearing before the court through videoconferencing.
Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat observed in his remand order that the investigation in the present case of conspiracy behind the Delhi riots was continuing. He said he had taken into consideration the nature of the case and role of Khalid that had surfaced so far regarding the conspiracy and his involvement in anti-CAA/NPR/NRC protests with the support of several radical groups and organisations that had led to the riots.
He pointed out that custodial interrogation had been sought for confronting Khalid with technical data as well as other material that had come up during the investigation. “I deem it fit for having an effective and proper investigation to allow the present application for seeking police custody of the accused for a period of 10 days,” he said in his order.
Police had moved their plea through special prosecutor Amit Prasad, who told the court that Khalid had to be confronted with data running into 11 lakh pages. Responding to this, Pais said: “This (remand) application doesn’t even say they want to confront him.” Underlining his point that the grounds for seeking remand were vague, Pais asked what was this technical data that police wanted confront his client with. He also referred to two occasions — first in July and then on Sunday — when Khalid was summoned by police and interrogated for five hours and 12 hours, respectively.
“Where is the crime, where did he say go and protest? What do they want from him in 10 days? This is a case where people have publicly said that they were pressured to give a statement,” said Pais. “There is no accusation of non-cooperation. Why can’t this application disclose something that shows it deserves even one day of custody?” Pais told the court that earlier there had been an attempt on Khalid’s life.
Countering Pais, Prasad submitted that under UAPA, the agency wasn’t bound to make disclosures as allegations were sensitive in nature.
The prosecution’s submissions, recorded in the order, claimed that Khalid gave provocative speeches at various places and appealed to the Muslim community to block roads and other public places during US President Donald Trump’s visit on February 24-25, 2020.“Names of some more suspects have also cropped up and the above-named accused is required to be questioned at length about those suspects to obtain their exact particulars for further investigation,” the court was informed.
The court directed the DCP concerned to make proper arrangements for Khalid’s safety, addressing the apprehension expressed by his lawyer.
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Separatist like Umar Khalid is growing because of the support they get from Communists and Congress party. Whatever anti-India activities they do the Communists and Congress come to support them. The persons or groups, who instigate riots, killing, desecrating worshipping centres and plundering private and public properties should be eliminated and should not approach the court.
He has spread hate speech.
India is one country where anti nationalist like khalid get support from political parties to get votes.
He shld beaten till death... We want to take revenge of our young CBI person that lost live in riots... Kill him
He is 100% guilty, this is not voice of decent, this is voice of anti-national
Only in India such criminal traitors survive, reason, they get votebank support from some prominent national parties. Indian friends must identify these traitors.
Anti-nationals and communals like Umar Khalid, get support of like minded parties such as Congress,.
This guy will die trying to read and understand 11 lakh pages of data. A good punishment for a criminal traitor like him.
This criminal should never ever see daylight, because if he does, he will become a "hero" and create more trouble.
No investigation. No prosecution. No wastage of Time & money on such raskals & traitors. FINISH THEM OFF IN ENCOUNTERS.
Such people are a shame on the religion they believe in and a curse on the country they live in. The harshest punishment is warranted
Now who says JNU people do not study ? 1.1 million pages are surely a lot to study ! He should be given a PhD alongwith life sentence.
Chinese Are Idiots
He's a very clever bigot who uses public against national interests. I hope due to evidence he is made to rot in Jail
Find out who are his handlers.
muthu n s
Many BJP leaders made violence instigating speeches and no action
Such traitors must be thankful that it's Delhi n not UP. Otherwise no case, no trial. Directly the ultimate justice !! N such parasites deserve only such treatment.