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Delhi Court Orders Provision of Security to JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid in Prison

Lawstreet Journal 6 Oct 2020 7:26pm

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Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days in a case relating to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year. The Delhi court has also directed prison authorities to provide him adequate security.

Khalid was arrested under the stringent anti-terror law -- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act-- in a separate case related to a larger conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots. Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha sent him to jail after he was produced before the judge on the expiry of his police custody in the case related to riots in the Khajuri Khas area.

The court directed the Jail Superintendent to provide adequate security to Khalid while taking proper precautions that no harm should be caused to him. It had earlier sent him to police custody for three days in the case.

In an application filed through his counsel advocate Trideep Pais, Khalid sought adequate security in prison so that he is not harmed by anyone in judicial custody. In the plea, Pais sought that Khalid may be permitted to communicate with his family, friends, and relatives in accordance with jail rules.

Khalid also submitted that he has not signed any statements or documents during his police custody. The application sought permission for two legal interviews a week with his counsel using a video conferencing facility for at least 30 minutes on each occasion outside the audible range of prison officials.

Khalid requested headphones to maintain the privacy of his conversation between him and his counsel… Continue Reading...

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