A Delhi court on Thursday adjourned till October 9 the hearing on the bail plea of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under the stringent Anti-Terrorism Act, in connection with the February 2020 Delhi riots conspiracy case. The hearing has been adjourned as Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat is on leave.
The court staff gave this information to Khalid’s lawyers through video conference. Several others, including Khalid, have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act. He is accused of being the main conspirator of the violence in February 2020. 53 people were killed and more than 700 were injured in the violence.
In the last hearing on the bail plea on September 3, Khalid, through his counsel, had told the court that the chargesheet made exaggerated allegations without any factual basis and was like a script of a web series and news channels. Delhi Police had objected to this bail plea.