Delhi Police Arrest Former JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid in Delhi Riots Case


New Delhi: Delhi Police arrested former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid for his alleged role in Delhi Riots in February on Sunday. Khalid was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after 11 hours of interrogation. He will be produced before the court on Monday.

Delhi Police Crime Branch had questioned Khalid for few hours on September 2 in connection with the case. He was earlier booked under the UAPA in a different case. Police have also seized his mobile phone.

In the charge sheet, Delhi Police claimed that suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain had said that he had met Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi of ‘United Against Hate’ at Shaheen Bagh in January. He had then apparently asked Hussain “to be prepared for something big” during US President Donald Trump’s visit to India.