Delhi Riots: Former JNU Student Umar Khalid Arrested Under UAPA

by Shahnawaz Malik Sep 14, 2020 • 01:48 PM Views 808

The Delhi Police special cell on Sunday arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid under the stringent UAPA, after several hours of questioning, for his alleged role in the Delhi riots. Khalid has been accused of being one of the main conspirators involved in the massive violence that engulfed North East Delhi in Feb. Khalid’s arrest came a day after the police named CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor Apoorvanand, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy as people who had “encouraged” the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protestors as part of a plan