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Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid granted bail in Delhi riots case Umar Khalid

Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid granted bail in Delhi riots case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Apr 2021, 10:51 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid was granted bail by a Delhi court in connection with one of the riots' cases that happened in the northeast part of the national capital last year based on a Khajuri Khas FIR.

The court noted that Khalid cannot be made to stay in jail for infinity merely on account of the fact that other persons who were part of the riotous mob have to be identified and arrested in connection with the matter, said reports.

The former JNU student leader was arrested in October last year in connection with a case of violence in Khajuri Khas area.

Suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain is also an accused in the case.

Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on Feb 24 last year leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.

Apart from Tahir Hussain, Jamia student Meeran Haider, Jamia Coordination Committee’s media coordinator Safoora Zargar, and Pinjra Tod activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, were also arrested last year under the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA).

The arrests were linked with Delhi's Jaffrabad violence, which gradually engulfed the other parts of northeast Delhi in February 2020.

The riots spread after clashes between the CAA protesters and its supporters.