The Delhi Police arrested Umar Khalid a former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act regarding upper east Delhi revolts that broke out in February this year.
Khalid has just been reserved under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) alongside Jamia student and RJD youth wing president Meeran Haider, JCC media facilitator SafooraZargar, and Danish, a resident of upper east Delhi’s Bhajanpura.
Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, father of Umar Khalid said that “My son Umar Khalid has been arrested tonight at 11 p.m. by Special Cell, Delhi Police under UAPA. Police were questioning him since 1 p.m. He has been implicated in Delhi riots,”
My son Umar Khalid has been arrested tonight at 11:00 pm by Special Cell, Delhi Police under UAPA. Police was questioning him since 1:00 pm. He has been implicated in Delhi Riots. #StandWithUmarKhalid
— Ilyas SQR (@sqrIlyas1) September 13, 2020
Khalid was called on Saturday and Sunday. He was arrested after being questioned for around 10 hours and will be delivered under the watchful eye of a Delhi court on Monday.
Before on September 2, Khalid was called by the Crime Branch for questioning in the UE Delhi riots case. He was let off after scrutinizing.
The capture comes hours after Delhi police gave an announcement on Sunday in which it has asked the individuals who have questions and inquiries about the upper east Delhi riots test to take the lawful course at the fitting time.
The Delhi police said that different premium gatherings are utilizing web-based media stages and other online entries to bring up issues about the decency of examination of the upper east Delhi revolt cases.
Prior, resigned IPS official Julio Ribeiro, who was previous Mumbai police magistrate, DGP Gujarat, and Punjab, and previous Indian Ambassador to Romania has kept in touch with Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava, scrutinizing the test into the upper east Delhi riots cases.
Since December, Delhi was overflowing with pressures after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed. A demonstration challenge began at different pieces of the public capital. A fomentation likewise began close Jafrabad metro station in upper east Delhi.
The fights in upper east Delhi turned brutal and around 53 individuals were murdered.
Many people on social media came out in support of the former JNTU student Umar Khalid.
An Indian Youth Congress leader Srivatsa Y.B. tweeted “Kapil Mishra screamed ‘GoliMaaro’ in his hate speech which had a big role to play in the riots Forget arrest or UAPA, there was not even an FIR against him What has Umar Khalid done? BJP govt is purposefully hounding him. Will the judiciary uphold liberty?”
Kapil Mishra screamed 'Goli Maaro' in his hate speech which had a big role to play in the riots
Forget arrest or UAPA, there was not even a FIR against him
What has Umar Khalid done? BJP govt is purposefully hounding him. Will judiciary uphold liberty?#StandWithUmarKhalid
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) September 13, 2020
Author Saba Naqvi tweeted. “When an actor can be treated as an enemy of the people, what chance did#UmarKhalid have, a Left activist and Indian Muslim, outstanding student, against whom a narrative has been constructed by TV channels since 2016,” she tweeted.
When an actor can be treated as and enemy of the people, what chance did #UmarKhalid have, a left activist and Indian Muslim, outstanding student, against whom a narrative has been constructed by TV channels since 2016.
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) September 13, 2020
Advocate Prashant Bhushan raised questions about the Investigation through twitter “Umar Khalid’s arrest by Delhi police after naming Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Jayati Ghosh &Apoorvanand leaves no doubt at all about the mala fide nature of its investigation into Delhi riots. It’s a conspiracy by the police to frame peaceful activists in the guise of Investigation,”
Umar Khalid's arrest by Delhi police after naming Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Jayati Ghosh& Apoorvanand, leaves no doubt at all about the malafide nature of it's investigation into Delhi riots. It's a conspiracy by the police to frame peaceful activists in the guise of Investigation
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) September 14, 2020
SOURCE: WITH INPUT FROM IANS