New Delhi, Sep 13: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University scholar chief Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday evening below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(UAPA) for his alleged function within the northeast Delhi riots, sources stated. He was arrested by the particular cell of the Delhi police after 11 hours of interrogation. He will likely be produced earlier than a Delhi courtroom on Monday, they stated.
Khalid was questioned by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for a few hours on September 2 in reference to the riots. He was earlier booked below the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in one other case associated to the riots. He was additionally quizzed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police earlier concerning an alleged conspiracy behind the riots.
His cell phone was additionally seized by the police. Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and people in opposition to the laws spiralled uncontrolled, leaving at the least 53 folks useless and round 200 injured. In their try to forestall violence, 108 police personnel obtained accidents and two died.
The Delhi Police on Sunday stated it was investigating the function of all people who allegedly took half within the riots and have been half of a bigger conspiracy in organising violence within the northeast Delhi and inciting communal ardour and hatred amongst communities, an official assertion said. According to the power, the Delhi Police has registered 751 FIRs in reference to communal riots that happened within the final week of February this yr.
As far because the investigation is worried, Delhi Police has carried it out meticulously in probably the most skilled method, officers stated. After amassing and collating all evidences, the investigation has been finalised in a lot of the essential instances and the cost sheets have been submitted within the courtroom for trial, the police additionally stated, including the riots additionally induced large-scale injury to each personal and public properties.
So far, police have arrested 1,575 folks in 751 instances. Over 250 chargesheets have been filed within the riots associated instances through which 1,153 accused have been charge-sheeted.
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