Former JNU student Umar Khalid
was arrested late on Sunday by
the Delhi Police Special Cell
and booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for alleged conspiracy in the
that had rocked northeast Delhi this February, killing over 50 people.
Police claimed to have found “crucial evidence”, including Khalid’s movement during the riots, after interrogating him about meeting members of ‘United Against Hate’ groups and the Popular Front of India.
Khalid, who is already facing
charges for alleged anti-national sloganeering four years ago, will be produced before a court at noon on Monday.
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