Delhi riot accused will come out of jail for seven days, Umar Khalid gets bail

New Delhi. A Delhi court on Monday granted one week’s interim bail to former JNU student Umar Khalid, arrested in a case related to the North-East Delhi riots, for his sister’s wedding.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat granted bail to Khalid from December 23 to 30. Khalid, a former student leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), had moved an application seeking interim bail for two weeks for his sister’s marriage.

Khalid was booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code for allegedly being the main conspirator of the February 2020 Delhi riots. In these riots 53 people were killed and more than 700 were injured.

Violence had erupted during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register. Delhi Police arrested Khalid in September 2020.

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