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Bail Denied to Student Activist Umar Khalid; Case alleges larger conspiracy in Delhi Riots of 2020

Lawstreet Journal 25 Mar 2022 1:39am

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Student activist Umar Khalid has been denied bail by the Delhi High Court, in connection with a case alleging larger conspiracy into the Delhi riots of 2020. There are charges against Umar Khalid, under Indian Penal Code, 1860 and UAPA, 1967. 

Khalid was arrested on 13th September, 2020. 

The judgement was given by the Bench of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat after reserving it earlier this month. 

After hearing Senior Advocate Trideep Pais, who represented Umar Khalid, and Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad, who represented the prosecution, the order was reserved earlier this month. 

The Court on the 21st of March had deferred ruling on the bail petition filed by Umar Khalid. Moreover, the order on Khalid's bail application was supposed to be issued on March 14, but it was postponed due to the filing of written submissions for Khalid over the weekend.

Umar Khalid’s contentions so far:

Senior Advocate Trideep Pais contended that the whole charge sheet issued by Delhi Police in FIR 59/2020 is a fiction, and that the case against him is based on video excerpts shown on Republic TV and News 18 that depict a truncated version of his speech.

Pais contended that television networks Republic TV and News 18 broadcast a truncated version of a speech delivered by Khalid in Amravati, Maharashtra on February 17 last year, refuting the prosecution's accusations.

The lawyer had stated, "Delhi police has nothing but Republic TV and CNN-News18 for the case."

Pais claimed that News18 deleted a key… Continue Reading...

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