Umar Khalid

Former JNU student Umar Khalid was arrested by Delhi Police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with North-East Delhi riots that broke out in February this year.

Delhi court has sent former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid to judicial custody till October 22 .

"Conspirators planned the riots while middle ring of leaders at the area level executed the plan through the foot soldiers," the police said.

Khalid’s father, Sayed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, has accused the Delhi police of targeting those who participated in the protests against the CAA and NRC.

Delhi Police interrogation reveals that Hussain has admitted that he collected a lot of acid, petrol, diesel and stones on his roof. He had also took his pistol from the police station for use in the violence.

The FIR says that Umar Khalid had delivered provocative speeches at two different locations and appealed to citizens to hit the streets and block roads during the visit by US President Donald Trump to spread propaganda at the international level about minorities being attacked in India.

In the video, Khalid, who has been facing sedition charges, was heard urging a Muslim gathering to hit the streets...

BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga squarely blamed Khalid for the violence in Delhi, saying the “Islamist forces” had already hatched a conspiracy to hit the streets and demean the country on the day the US President was scheduled to arrive in India.

In the charge-sheet filed in a court in January this year, Delhi Police had said that former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others

Scores of students have continued their protest at the Gateway of India here on Monday against the violence which broke out at the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi on January 5.