Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid was apprehended late on Sunday night for his alleged function in the northeast Delhi riots, sources stated on Sunday. He was questioned by the Delhi Authorities Criminal Activity Branch for a number of hours on September 2 in connection with the riots.
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New Delhi, Sep 13: Previous Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday night under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act( UAPA) for his supposed role in the northeast Delhi riots, sources said.He was arrested by the unique cell of the Delhi cops after 11 hours of interrogation.
Khalid was questioned by the Delhi Authorities Criminal Offense Branch for a couple of hours on September 2 in connection with the riots.He was earlier reserved under the rigid Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in another case related to the riots.
His mobile phone was also taken by the police.Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence in between advocates of the Citizenship (Modification) Act and those versus the legislation spiralled out of control, leaving a minimum of 53 individuals dead and around 200 injured. In their attempt to avoid violence, 108 authorities personnel received injuries and 2 died.
The Delhi Authorities on Sunday said it was investigating the function of all individuals who apparently took part in the riots and belonged to a larger conspiracy in organising violence in the northeast Delhi and inciting common enthusiasm and hatred amongst communities, an official declaration stated.According to the force, the Delhi Cops has actually registered 751 FIRs in connection with communal riots that took place in the recently of February this year.
As far as the investigation is worried, Delhi Cops has actually carried it out thoroughly in the most professional manner, officials said.After gathering and looking at all proofs, the investigation has been finalised in most of the crucial cases and the charge sheets have actually been sent in the court for trial, the cops also stated, adding the riots likewise triggered massive damage to both personal and public residential or commercial properties.
So far, police have detained 1,575 individuals in 751 cases. Over 250 chargesheets have actually been filed in the riots associated cases in which 1,153 accused have been charge-sheeted.
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