Delhi News: The Delhi High Court on Friday adjourned till May 6 the hearing on Umar Khalid’s bail plea in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case related to the alleged conspiracy behind the February 2020 riots here. Gave. The Delhi High Court deferred the hearing in view of the upcoming hearing before the Supreme Court on the constitutional validity of the sedition law and asked the Delhi Police’s stand on Sharjeel Imam’s bail application in the same case.
Khalid’s lawyer said this
Senior advocate Tridip Pais, appearing for Khalid, said that the Supreme Court is unlikely to conclude the hearing on the same day. And the present bail proceedings are not limited to Section 124A only, but pertain to the provisions of UAPA. The bench said, “Anything which may have a remote effect, even if it is remote, we should wait (for that). Like you said, the result is going to be important.”
Khalid, Imam and many others as “mastermind” of February 2020 riots The case was registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act in the UAPA case. 53 people were killed and more than 700 were injured in these riots. Violence broke out during the protest against the amended citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens.