Tanisha Rana

Published on: October 17, 2022 at 20:49 IST

The Delhi High Court will issue its decision on Umar Khalid‘s bail application on Tuesday.

Khalid is a student activist who is being held in connection with a larger conspiracy including the riots in Northeast Delhi.

The order will be issued by a division bench made up of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Rajnish Bhatnagar.

On September 9, the bench had reserved its decision.

After being denied bail by the city’s Karkardooma Court on March 24, Khalid moved the High Court. He was taken into custody after his arrest on September 13, 2020.

The UAPA’s Sections 13, 16, and 18 as well as Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, are all included in the FIR against Umar Khalid.

Pinjara Tod members and JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, and student activist Gulfisha Fatima were named in the initial charge sheet.

Ishrat Jahan, a former councillor for the Congress Party, Tahir Hussain, a former councillor for the Aam Aadmi Party, activist Khalid Saifi, Shadab Ahmed, Tasleem Ahmed, Mohd Salim Khan, and Athar Khan are among the others who have been charged.

After that, Umar Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam were named in a supplemental charge-sheet.

The courts in the case have previously granted bail to Zargar, Kalita, Narwal, Tanha, and Jahan.

Khalid’s attorney began their arguments in the bail appeal on April 22 and ended them on July 28. Arguments for the prosecution started on August 1 and ended on September 7.

On September 9, the order was reserved.

Khalid has spent the last 764 days in jail.

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