Regarding Umar Khalid’s request for bail after being charged with conspiracy in the Delhi riots, the Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Delhi Police. The Delhi Police have six weeks to respond to the apex court’s request.
The Delhi High Court had already rejected Khalid’s request for bail, describing the accusations against him as severe.
Umar Khalid, a graduate of JNU, and several other people have been charged with “masterminding” the riots in February 2020 under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
During demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), there was violence in Delhi. The riots resulted in 53 fatalities and more than 700 injuries.