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Umar Khalid's bail plea in Delhi riots case deferred to Oct 9

Umar Khalids bail plea in Delhi riots case deferred to Oct 9

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday adjourned to October 9 the hearing on the bail plea of former JNU student leader Umar Khalid in the 2020 Delhi riots conspiracy case.

The adjournment came as Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat is on leave. The court staff conveyed this to Khalid's counsels via video conference.

Khalid and several others who were in the forefront of the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests, were booked under stringent provisions of anti-terror law in the case. They are accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020 violence, which had left 53 people dead and over 700 injured.

On September 6, Khalid had withdrawn his bail plea and filed a fresh one after the prosecution's objected to its maintainability.

In an earlier hearing on Sep 3, Khalid's lawyer had argued in the court that the allegations raised against him were hyperbolic without any factual basis and they more like a script from a web series and news channels.

The Delhi Police had challenged the merit of the bail plea and argued that the plea would only demonstrate the prima facie case against him, by referring to the charge sheet filed in the case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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