Delhi’s Karkardooma Court has granted bail to JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) alumnus leader Umar Khalid in the North East Delhi violence case. During the hearing on Thursday, the court said that Khalid cannot be kept in jail only for the identity of the people involved in the violence or whether he is to be arrested. The court has granted bail to Omar Khalid on the condition of installing the Arogya Setu App.
Sharjil Imam was lodged in Tihar Jail
Umar Khalid was arrested on 13 September 2020 last year under the UAPA. He is charged with sedition, murder, attempt to murder, and various sections of IPC. He was lodged in Tihar Jail, while Sharjeel Imam was also arrested on 25 August 2020 under UAPA. Although Sharjeel was arrested for making inflammatory speeches during a protest against the Citizenship Act (CAA), he has since been in jail.
Chargesheet was filed on November 22 last year
Omar Khalid was accused in the riots case in Delhi. Riots in North East Delhi in February 2020 killed 53 people and injured 583 people. Delhi Police had on November 22 last year filed a charge sheet under the UAPA in front of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat. Allegations of conspiracy were made in the 930-page charge sheet. Of the 18 accused named in the FIR, Safura Zargar and Faizan Khan have already been granted bail.
They were made accused in the charge sheet
The main charge sheet included members of Pinjra Tod and JNU student Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha and student activist Gulfisha Fathima. Other accused include former Congress councilor Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Coordination Committee member Safura Zargar, Meeran Haider, Shifa-ur-Rehman, AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain, Khalid Saifi, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Salim Malik, Mohammad Salim Khan, and Athar Khan Were. Apart from this, a charge sheet was given in November against Omar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam.