New Delhi: Delhi's Karkardooma court has refused to grant bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid in connection with the riots in Delhi. The Delhi court gave the verdict on Thursday (March 24, 2022) in connection with the riots in February 2020. Umar Khalid is accused of hatching a larger conspiracy over this violence and is also facing a case under the IPC as well as the UAPA. Khalid is currently in jail.
Umar Khalid was arrested on September 13, 2021. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat had earlier this month reserved his verdict on Umar Khalid's bail plea, which has now been pronounced. Senior advocate Trideep Pais, appearing for Umar Khalid, pleaded in the court, while Special Prosecutor Amit Prasad appeared for the police. Umar Khalid said that the Delhi Police has submitted a fabricated charge sheet in the case.
At the same time, Khalid's lawyer claimed that all the allegations against Umar Khalid were based on video clips of news channels like 'Republic TV' and 'News 18,' which have misrepresented those statements. Let us know that in February 2020, Umar Khalid gave that speech in Amravati, Maharashtra. Umar Khalid's lawyer claims that his client spoke of peace and brotherhood that day, which CNN-News18 did not show.
Khalid's lawyer also claimed that the entire police chargesheet looks like Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha's web series 'Family Man.' He also claimed that he was declared a traitor without any evidence. It was also said that the statements of the witnesses cross each other and there is no evidence in support of this. Lawyer Pace said he recently saw "The Trial of Chicago 7," in which the government and police have already hatched a plan to trap a man.