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Delhi Riots: Delhi police files supplementary charge sheet against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam

Delhi Riots: Delhi police files supplementary charge sheet against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam

Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid (file photos)

Delhi police filed supplementary chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid and JNU student Sharjeel Imam on Sunday, in an alleged larger conspiracy northeast Delhi violence happened in February.

The Chargesheet was filed before Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid, Imam and Faizan Khan. Apart from Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, sections from IPC related to criminal conspiracy, murder, rioting, sedition, unlawful assembly and promoting enmity on the grounds of religion, language, caste were also invoked in the chargesheet. These offences can be punished with maximum sentences including death penalty.

the 930-page supplementary charge sheet includes sections 13 (unlawful activities), 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act) and 18 (conspiracy) of the UAPA.

The trio have been charged under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) read with sections 109 (abetment), 114 (abettor present when offence is committed) 124A (sedition), 147 and 148 (rioting).341 (wrongful restraint), 353 (assault to deter public servant), 395 (dacoity), 419 (cheating), 420 (cheating), 427 (mischief), 435 (mischief by fire), 436 (mischief by fire), 452 (house trespass), 454 (housebreaking), 468 (forgery), 471 (using forged document as genuine) and 34 (common intention) of IPC and under relevant sections of the Arms Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Properties Act.

Violence erupted on February 24 killing at least 53 people dead and many injured.

While Khalid and Imam are currently in judicial custody in the case, Khan had been granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

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