Court acquitted Umar Khalid in case of Northeast Delhi riots
The court acquitted Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi in a case related to the Delhi riots. A case was registered against both of them at Khajuri Khas police station. The reaction of Omar Khalid's father has also come to light on this order of the court.
The Karkardooma Court of Delhi acquitted JNU alumnus Umar Khalid and United Against Hate Khalid Saifi in a case related to riots in Northeast Delhi in February 2020. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala was acquitted in the riot case lodged at Khajuri Khas police station. However, both the accused will continue to be in judicial custody as they have not yet been acquitted in an illegal activity (prevention) Act (UAPA) case nor both are acquitted.
The court said that Umar Khalid cannot be placed behind bars on the basis of the fact that other persons involved in the riots are to be identified after the investigation is completed and the charge sheet is filed. Therefore they should be arrested.
Both Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi were accused in the case of mobilization by the mob in the Chand Bagh Pulia area of Northeast Delhi on 24 February 2020. After this, sections 109, 114, 147, 148, 149, 153-A, 186, 212, 353, 395, 427, 435, 436, 452, 454, 505, 34 and 120-B An FIR was registered.
He is in custody in the UAPA case and the allegations in both cases are the same. We hope he will be released in the UAPA case as well. "