Omar Khalid, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police for his alleged role in the riots in the north-eastern areas of the national capital in February this year.
Omar Khalid had earlier been charged under the Strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in another case related to the riots. News agency PTI reported that his mobile phone was confiscated by the police.
“After 11 hours of questioning, Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Umar Khalid as a conspirator in the Delhi riots case. The fairy tale narrates that the DP (Delhi Police) protests under the guise of investigating the riots and Is spinning, yet to be found. Another victim, “United Against Hate, an activist group whose member is Omar Khalid, said in a statement on Sunday.
Violence in parts of north-east Delhi from 23 February to 26 February – after weeks of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens – left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured, many with gunshot wounds. with.
Following the arrest of Omar Khalid, the CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav’s statement of an accused in the Delhi riots has led to an arrest amid a political row.
Economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor Apoorvananda and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy are also named in the disclosure statement in the supplementary charge sheet of Delhi Police.
Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Gulfia Fatima, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, are accused in a case related to the violence in Jafrabad, Delhi, from where it spread to other parts of north-east Delhi in February. All three have also been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The disclosure statement is related to the charges against him.
Umar Khalid was also questioned last month in connection with an alleged conspiracy behind the violence in the north-eastern parts of Delhi.
Amid the allegations, he allegedly gave inflammatory speeches at two different places and appealed to people to come and block roads during US President Donald Trump’s visit.