Umar Khalid sent in judicial custody till Oct 22, parents allowed to meet

A Delhi court Thursday sent former JNU student Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA charges in a case related to northeast Delhi riots in February this year, in judicial custody till October 22.

Khalid was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing after his 10 day police custody expired.

According to police, an FIR was registered against Khalid on March 6 based on information provided by an informer to Sub-Inspector Arvind Kumar of the narcotics unit of the Crime Branch. As per the FIR, Kumar said the informer told him that the Northeast Delhi riots in February were part of a “premeditated conspiracy” allegedly hatched by Khalid, one Danish, and two others associated with different organisations.

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