This was second time in as many weeks that former JNU student leader was called in police station
NEW DELHI — Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid was on Wednesday called by the Crime Branch for questioning in the northeast Delhi riots case. He was let off after the questioning.
Khalid has already been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) along with Jamia student and RJD youth wing president Meeran Haider, JCC media coordinator Safoora Zargar, and Danish, a resident of northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura.
Khalid was also questioned earlier in connection with the riots by the Delhi Police Special Cell.
Since December, Delhi was brimming with tensions after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed. Protests against CAA started in various parts of the national capital. An agitation also started near Jafrabad metro station in northeast Delhi.
The protests in northeast Delhi took a violent turn in Delhi’s worst anti-Muslim riots in the recent past in which around 53 people, majority of them Muslims, were killed and a number pf people were injured. Properties worth crores of rupees were damaged.
— IANS (Inputs added)