UAPA case: Delhi HC to hear plea of ​​Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam on July 27 Delhi News – Times of India

New Delhi: Delhi High Court adjourned hearing on Monday bail plea of Umar Khalid In the Northeast Delhi violence case due to non-availability of his lawyer. it will listen to the co-accused Sharjeel The court said that after Khalid’s arguments were over, Imam and others sought bail.
The court adjourned till July 27 the hearing on the petitions of Khalid, Imam and president of alumni union Jamia Millia Islamia Shifa-ur-Rehman. UAPA case Related to the alleged conspiracy behind the riots in February 2020.
A special bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar was informed earlier by Khalid’s legal team that the lead lawyer is unwell due to COVID-19. Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad said that all the cases are intertwined as it is a case of conspiracy. “List (others) on the same date as Umar Khalid. First, we will eliminate Umar Khalid, then we will listen to other people who are part of the conspiracy,” the court said.
Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Rehman and several others have been booked under provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code for allegedly being the “mastermind” of the February 2020 riots. In which 53 people died and more than 700 people were injured. Besides them, activists Khalid Saifi, JNU students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, Jamia Coordination Committee member Safoora Zargar, former AAP councilor Tahir Hussain and many others have also been booked under the stringent law in the case.
Delhi Police has opposed Khalid’s bail plea, saying the stories fabricated by the accused cannot be seen as his defense at this stage and the trial court refused to release him by a considered order without any illegality. refused.
On May 30, while hearing the bail plea of ​​Umar Khalid, the court observed that his speech in Amaravati, which forms the basis of the case against him, was in bad taste, but did not make it a terrorist act.

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