Police questions Umar Khalid in Delhi riots case, seizes his phone

During the questioning, former JNU student Umar Khalid was asked about his speeches before the riots and about his meeting that took place in Shaheen Bagh with Khalid Saifi ahead of the riots.

Former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid. (Photo: Facebook/onlyshafaq)

Delhi Police on Saturday questioned former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student and activist Umar Khalid in connection with the northeast Delhi riots that took place in February this year.

Umar Khalid was asked about his speeches that he delivered before the riots and about his meeting that took place in Shaheen Bagh with Khalid Saifi ahead of the communal violence.

His mobile phone has also been seized.

In June, Delhi Police arrested Khalid Saifi, founder of United Against Hate, in connection with the riots and found during the investigation that he played a “crucial role” in arranging a meeting between suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain and Umar Khalid.

Police chargesheet indicated that meeting between Umar Khalid and Tahir Hussain was facilitated by Khalid Saifi and the plan to organise protests in Delhi during US President Donald Trump’s visit.

Delhi Police on July 15 filed two chargesheets on the violence in Chand Bagh area during the Delhi riots and claimed that suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain, Umar Khalid and a few others hatched a conspiracy to conduct riots during US President Donald Trump’s visit in February 2020.

In these chargesheets, police claimed that the Tahir Hussain, Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi set up a meeting before Donald Trump’s visit to India. A conspiracy was hatched in the meeting.

Delhi Police has said that in this meeting, Umar Khalid assured the group not to worry about funds as the PFI organization was ready to provide funds and facilities for the riots. These riots were planned during or before the visit of US President Donald Trump, the police said in the chargesheets.

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