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Umar Khalid was arrested on September 13, 2020, in connection with clashes that had broken out in northeast Delhi in February 2020.(File Photo)

News updates from HT: Umar Khalid's bail plea in riots case 'meritless'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)

Umar Khalid granted bail in connection with Northeast Delhi riots case

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 06:56 PM IST
The court noted that Khalid cannot be made to incarcerate in jail for infinity merely on account of the fact that other persons who were part of the riotous mob have to be identified and arrested in the matter, reported Live Law, citing the court's observation.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Delhi riots: Police to allow access to charge sheet on jail computers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:17 AM IST
Special public prosecutor Amit Prasad, appearing for the police, told additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat that they have no problem if the charge sheet was uploaded on the computer inside the jail complexes and all the accused in the case have access to it.
Umar Khalid(File photo/ PTI)
Umar Khalid(File photo/ PTI)

Media reporting on charge sheet, my lawyer is yet to get it: Umar Khalid tells court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:28 AM IST
Khalid’s counsel also said that the media is not sticking to its code of ethics and has been missing an important word “alleged” in the news reports. The court after hearing brief arguments posted the matter for further hearing on Tuesday.
New Delhi, India - Dec. 16, 2020: People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Dec. 16, 2020: People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cold spell continues in Delhi and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
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Activist and former JNU student Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on January 20, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Activist and former JNU student Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on January 20, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Govt sanctions sedition charges against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, others

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:35 AM IST
At least 53 persons died while 400 others were injured when clashes turned violent leading to full-blown Hindu-Muslim riots across parts of northeast Delhi.
Former JNU student Umar Khalid participating in a protest called Not In My Name against the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at jantar mantar in New Delhi in 2017.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid participating in a protest called Not In My Name against the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at jantar mantar in New Delhi in 2017.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Umar Khalid says medical treatment denied in Tihar jail for toothache

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar directed the jail Superintendent to provide proper medical treatment to Khalid as per the prison rules.
The move comes after a section of protesters at another protest site, the Tikri border, on Thursday, had held up posters demanding the release of political activists and intellectuals like Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Sudha Bharadwaj and Anand Teltumbde.(HT Photos)
The move comes after a section of protesters at another protest site, the Tikri border, on Thursday, had held up posters demanding the release of political activists and intellectuals like Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Sudha Bharadwaj and Anand Teltumbde.(HT Photos)

At Singhu border, banners ask protesters to uphold dignity of stir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Another banner read, “The farmers are conducting peaceful protests in different parts of the country. Kindly cooperate with them to uphold the dignity of their movement. They (farmers) are innocent and responsible for providing food to the nation.”
JNU Student Umar Khalid was arrested on October 1 in the case related to rioting in Khajuri Khas area. He was also arrested in September in a separate case related to larger conspiracy in the riots.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
JNU Student Umar Khalid was arrested on October 1 in the case related to rioting in Khajuri Khas area. He was also arrested in September in a separate case related to larger conspiracy in the riots.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid by 14 days

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters.
The court said that it would not go into the allegations and counter allegations and directed that the charge sheet be supplied in a pen drive.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The court said that it would not go into the allegations and counter allegations and directed that the charge sheet be supplied in a pen drive.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court orders police to supply copy of charge sheet to Umar Khalid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:55 AM IST
During an urgent hearing on Saturday, Khalid’s lawyer, Trideep Pais, told additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat that he sought a soft copy of the charge sheet even though the earlier date for supplying charge sheet to the arrested persons was December 2.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots planners ran a well-oiled, sustained campaign: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:11 AM IST
In the supplementary charge sheet filed in the conspiracy leading to the riots in February, the special cell of the Delhi Police have detailed the role of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and Faizan Khan.
Graffitis are seen at now dismantled anti CAA, NRC and NPR protest site in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Graffitis are seen at now dismantled anti CAA, NRC and NPR protest site in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

In Delhi riots charge sheet, police claim outsiders launched Shaheen Bagh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:50 AM IST
In the charge sheet, filed on Sunday in the Karkardooma court, the special cell alleged that Imam and his accomplices had distributed pamplets, mobilised clerics from nearby mosques and made announcements.
New Delhi, India - March 3, 2020: Former JNU student Umar Khalid addresses the audience during ‘Young India March,’ a protest march against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the recent communal violence in the national capital, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.(Photo by Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - March 3, 2020: Former JNU student Umar Khalid addresses the audience during ‘Young India March,’ a protest march against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the recent communal violence in the national capital, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.(Photo by Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Sufficient material to proceed against Umar Khalid’: Delhi court after taking cognizance of riots conspiracy chargesheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:18 PM IST
After considering the chargesheet, the court said that there is sufficient material to proceed against Khalid, Imam and Faizan Khan for offences under provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Court defers taking cognizance of riots conspiracy charge sheet against Khalid, Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:23 AM IST
The Delhi High Court had stayed the trial in the case on November 11 while hearing Delhi Police’s appeal, challenging a trial court order of supplying hard copies of the charge sheet to all suspects.
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court defers hearing against Khalid, Imam in UAPA on cognisance of supplementary charge sheet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The main charge sheet was filed in September against Pinjra Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha and student activist Gulfisha Fatima.
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots conspiracy: Police file charge sheet against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:17 AM IST
This is a supplementary charge sheet. Earlier, the police had charged 15 persons in the same case but did not name Khalid, a former JNU student leader.
The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT file photo)
The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT file photo)

Delhi riots: Police file charge sheet before court against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam in UAPA case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:53 PM IST
During the hearing, the court asked Khalid if he was facing any problems in jail after he had complained of mistreatment on the last date of hearing, October 23.(PTI file photo)
During the hearing, the court asked Khalid if he was facing any problems in jail after he had complained of mistreatment on the last date of hearing, October 23.(PTI file photo)

Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam’s judicial custody extended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 03:37 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat extended their judicial remand after the duo was produced through video conferencing from Tihar jail.
Activist and former JNU student leader Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Activist and former JNU student leader Umar Khalid along with students and supporters protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam till Nov 23

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam have been arrested in the case for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the riots.
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)

Let Umar Khalid step out of jail cell: Court

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The jail’s reply came after Khalid, who is accused of hatching a conspiracy to orchestrate the north-east Delhi riots, told the court on Thursday that he was not allowed to step out of his cell; was kept alone; and was not allowed to meet anyone. He alleged this was akin to solitary confinement.
File photo of Umar Khalid(Pic: Hindustan Times)
File photo of Umar Khalid(Pic: Hindustan Times)

‘Not allowed to meet anyone’: Delhi riots accused Umar Khalid tells court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Khalid was arrested under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the communal violence that took place in Northeast Delhi in February this year.
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid(PTI photo)

Delhi riots: Umar Khalid’s judicial custody ends on October 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Khalid was arrested under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the communal violence that took place in north east Delhi in February this year.
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Provide adequate security to Umar Khalid, court directs jail authorities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid has been arrested under the anti-terror law in connection with the communal violence in north east Delhi in February.
Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Monsoon to begin withdrawal from northwest India next week and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)

Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.

Umar Khalid sent to Tihar till October 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:33 PM IST
On September 14, the court had sent Khalid to the custody of Delhi police’s special cell for 10 days, after the agency had alleged that he had hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi during the visit of US President Donald Trump.
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

How the Delhi riots probe polarised society | Analysis

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The police investigation has polarised the public. While a section finds the police biased for targeting the anti-CAA protesters, the other justifies the police action, clamouring for stringent legal action against the accused in the UAPA charge-sheet. The truth lies somewhere in between
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)

Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22 in UAPA case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
The investigating officer (IO) in his reply to the application said that as per the court’s directions, Khalid has been allowed to meet his counsel every day.(HT Photo)
The investigating officer (IO) in his reply to the application said that as per the court’s directions, Khalid has been allowed to meet his counsel every day.(HT Photo)

Umar Khalid plea to meet family rejected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:30 AM IST
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no merit in the plea by Khalid, who is in 10-day police custody till September 24.
In February, the national Capital was shaken by communal riots, the worst in at least three decades, with clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in several parts of northeast Delhi.(PTI file photo)
In February, the national Capital was shaken by communal riots, the worst in at least three decades, with clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in several parts of northeast Delhi.(PTI file photo)

Delhi riots: ‘Insider’ witness saw protesters being incited, say police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:32 AM IST
Officials familiar with the charge sheet and the investigation that went into filing it said the insider’s statement was crucial evidence and shows that some anti-CAA protesters such as Tanha and Khalid planned the riots by blocking roads.
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