LIVE UPDATES: Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid arrested for alleged role in North-East Delhi riots


The Delhi Police arrested former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid on Sunday night under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(UAPA) for his alleged role in the northeast Delhi riots.

A report by news agency PTI said that Umar Khalid was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police after 11 hours of interrogation. He is likely to be produced before a Delhi court on Monday.

The Delhi Police had earlier booked him under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in another case related to the anti-Muslim pogrom.

This year’s February pogrom had left 53 people killed, mostly Muslims. The Delhi Police have had to face global condemnation for not acting against BJP leaders namely Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for their hate speeches that triggered religious program.

The Delhi Police has also come under fire for naming CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury, economist Jayati Ghosh and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav among others in its charge-sheet. They’ve been accused of provoking and mobilising anti-CAA protesters.

LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below:

17:46 PM: An #Italian national has been arrested for possessing 1.63 kg charas in #Kullu district in #HimachalPradesh, the police said on Monday. (IANS)

17:12 PM: In a shocking incident, an accused fled from the police custody when the vehicle he was being taken in, stopped for refueling at a petrol pump in #UttarPradesh’s #LakhimpurKheri district. (IANS)

16:24 PM: #DeepakKochhar, former #ICICIBank CEO’s husband accused in ICICI Bank-Videocon group case, tests #COVID19 positive. (IANS)

16:08 PM: Delhi riots: Police seeks 10-day custody of ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. (PTI)

15:33 PM: 17 MPs, including Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh, test positive for #COVID19. (ANI)

15:17 PM: The #SamajwadiParty, on Monday, held demonstrations across all districts to protest against the plight of #farmers, growing unemployment, expensive education, privatisation, corruption, and multiple other issues. (IANS)

14:21 PM: Delhi Police’s Special Cell summons short film producer Rahul Roy and documentary filmmaker Saba Dewan for questioning in connection with northeast Delhi #riots: Official sources. (PTI)

13:40 PM: Veteran Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh minister Chanesh Ram Rathiya died of #COVID19 at hospital in Raigarh: Health Department official. (PTI)

13:07 PM: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rise in #COVID19 cases, says the government had asked people to become “aatmanirbhar” which means they should save their lives themselves as prime minister was “busy with peacocks”. (PTI)

12:14 PM: Record 4,198 new cases push Odisha’s COVID-19 tally to 1,55,005; 11 fresh fatalities take death toll to 637: Health official

11:58 AM: A inter-state online sex racket running for past few years was busted when police raided a house in a #Kanpur locality and rescued nine girls , including one each from #Assam and #Delhi. (IANS)

11:34 AM: #Moradabad: A Class 10 student of a private school has been booked for allegedly sending ‘obscene messages’ to his teacher during an #onlineclass. The student’s father has also been booked for ‘threatening the teacher’ over the phone. The police took the action on Saturday. (IANS)

10:46 AM: The great grandson of the last king of Oudh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah- Prince Kaukab Quder Saajad Ali Meerza, has passed away. He was the last surviving great grandson of Wajid Ali Shah and Begum Hazrat Mahal. (IANS)

10:06 AM: Single day spike of 92,068 COVID-19 cases, 1,136 fatalities pushes India’s virus caseload to 48,46,424, death toll to 79,722: Govt. (PTI)

09:34 AM: Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour after paying tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee, one sitting MP, 13 ex-parliamentarians. (PTI)