Umar Khalid’s plea seeking to meet his family was rejected: Delhi court
22nd September 2020
On Monday the Delhi court dismissed an application of former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested under the stringent anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act, seeking permission to meet his family members during his police custody. It is a case related to the large conspiracy in the communal violence in North East Delhi in February, Mr. Khalid is in custody for 10 days, till September 24. Judge Amitabh Rawat dismissed his application seeking permission to meet his family members saying there were no merits in it. The investigating officer in his reply to the application stated that as per the directions of the court Mr. Khalid has been allowed to meet his counsel every day. Me. Khalid's lawyer had opposed the remand application saying he was not in Delhi during February 23-24, when the riots took place. The accused had given provocative speeches which made people come on to the streets and blocked during the visit of US President Donald Trump to spread propaganda at International level about how minorities in India are being tortured, during this period many people got injured and many died.