The Delhi Police arrested student leader Umar Khalid on 14 September under FIR 59, that deals with the alleged conspiracy behind the Delhi Riots of February 2020. He has been booked under the stringent anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
“Khalid was one of the main conspirators of riots in which 53 persons died and over 400 were injured,” special cell of Delhi Police said to media after the arrest.
The police have accused him of being part of a “premeditated conspiracy” that he allegedly hatched with Khalid Saifi of ‘United Against hate’ and AAP councilor Tahir Hussain.
Soon after the news of his arrest broke out, Bollywood actors Swara Bhaskar & Prakash out for his support and demanded his release.
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The FIR against Khalid too alleges that he made “provocative speeches” at two different places and appealed to the citizens to come out on streets and block the roads during Trump’s visit to spread propaganda at the international level about how minorities in India are being tortured.
Umar Khalid was also arrested in February 2016, for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans inside the JNU campus along with former student union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others.