Delhi Riots Accused Umar Khalid Back to Tihar Jail, Interim Bail was Granted for Sisters Marriage

Umar Khalid, Delhi Riots

The Delhi riots accused Umar Khalid has returned to Tihar Jail today after completion of his interim bail period. Umar Khalid’s father has tweeted that Umar Khalid has gone back to jail after attending his sister’s wedding. Khalid got interim bail from the court to attend his sister’s wedding.

On December 19, Delhi’s Karkardooma Court had granted interim bail to Umar Khalid for one week in Delhi riots larger conspiracy case, for attending his marriage ceremony. 

The Delhi court grants interim bail to Umar Khalid from December 23 to December 30.

Ex JNU student Umar Khalid was booked under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and provisions of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly masterminding the February 2020 riots, which had left 53 people dead and over 700 injured.

Widespread violence had erupted during the protests against CAA and NRC. Khalid, who was arrested by Delhi Police in the riots case in September 2020, was also involved in the JNU sedition row case.

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