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No issue in jail except malicious probe: Umar to court

Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam were produced before the court through video conferencing, where the police moved an application to extend their judicial custody by three days.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2020 5:34:07 am
Umar Khalid, umar khalid fir, umar khalid delhi riots, Delhi riots, Delhi riots arrests, UAPA, Delhi city news, delhi policeUmar Khalid was arrested in connection with the riots in Khajuri Khas on October 1, while he was in judicial custody in another case related to an alleged conspiracy in the violence.

Former JNU student Umar Khalid, arrested in connection with a Northeast Delhi riots case, informed a Delhi court that he was not facing any issues in jail, apart from curbing of liberties and a malicious investigation.

Khalid made these submissions after Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat asked him, “Are your problems now solved in the jail?”

Khalid replied, “Except for the curbing of liberties and malicious investigation in the case I have no other problems.”

Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam were produced before the court through video conferencing, where the police moved an application to extend their judicial custody by three days.

The court has sent them to judicial custody till November 23 and they will be produced on Monday along with the 15 accused persons in the UAPA case being investigated by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.

Trideep Pais, who appeared on behalf of Khalid, told the court that he went through the application for extension of judicial custody. “How much trouble they have taken to see that this application is different from the previous one… it is nearly packaged without any typographical errors,” Pais told the court.

ASJ Rawat also asked special public prosecutor Amit Prasad whether the supplementary chargesheet will be filed in the case. Prasad said, “Let the remand be extended. We will see it on Monday.”

On November 3, several accused in a Northeast Delhi riots case complained that they were being denied warm clothes, access to medicines amid a Covid outbreak in the jail, and letters from their families, following which ASJ Rawat warned Tihar officials that he would conduct a physical inspection of the jail premises.

 

On October 22, Khalid told the court that he has been kept under solitary confinement by Tihar Jail authorities for several days and asked the court why he was being punished in such a manner.

After this was brought to the court’s attention, Khalid told the court that “things are much better”, following which the court directed the Tihar Jail superintendent to ensure that this continues.

According to police, an FIR was registered on March 6 against Khalid 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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