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Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifia acquitted in stone-throwing case linked to 2020 Delhi riots

Khalid has moved an application before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat seeking interim bail for two weeks for his sister's marriage.

Nivedita Dash Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: December 03, 2022 16:46 IST
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Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Saturday discharged Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi in a riot-related case in February 2020. The Delhi Police had strongly opposed the interim bail plea of  Khalid, warning his release will likely cause "unrest in society". Khalid has moved an application before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat seeking interim bail for two weeks for his sister's marriage.

The Delhi Police said, as Khalid's mother was running a boutique and his father was heading a political party named the 'Welfare Party of India', they were capable of making the arrangements for the wedding.

 
“The release of the applicant is further opposed as he is very likely to spread misinformation by use of social media during his interim bail period which cannot be prevented and is likely to cause unrest in society and he may also influence witnesses,” the Delhi police's reply said.

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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