New Delhi: Police arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid in Delhi Riots Case.
Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid has been arrested by the Delhi Police’s special cell for his alleged role in Delhi riots, which broke out in north-east neighbourhoods of the national capital in February this year.
PTI News Agency reported that Umar Khalid was earlier charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in another case related to the riots. His mobile phone has been seized by the police.
United Against Hate, an activist group whose member is Umar Khalid, said in a statement on Sunday that “After 11 hours of interrogation, the Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Umar Khalid as a conspirator in the Delhi Riots case. The fairy tale narrative that DP (Delhi Police) has been spinning and criminalising protests in the garb of investigating riots, finds yet another victim.”