Delhi violence: Former JNU student Umar Khalid questioned, phone seized - ToP NewS

Delhi violence: Former JNU student Umar Khalid questioned, phone seized

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid was questioned by the Delhi Police Special Cell in connection with the large scale communal violence that broke out in the Capital in February, PTI reported on Saturday. His phone was reportedly seized for examination.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Neeraj Thakur confirmed that Khalid was questioned by his team at their office on Friday and that his cellphone was seized for investigation, according to the Hindustan Times. However, he refused to divulge any more details.

The former JNU student was reportedly questioned for over three hours. “He was questioned regarding the purported provocative speeches he had allegedly delivered at two different places before the visit of US President Donald Trump in February,” an unidentified senior official told the newspaper. “Khalid had allegedly appealed to the public to come out on streets and block the roads during Trump’s visit.”

Khalid’s name appeared in the chargesheet submitted by the police against suspended Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain, according to The Hindu. The chargesheet stated that on January 8, Hussain met Khalid and United Against Hate co-founder Khalid Saifi at Shaheen Bagh during an CAA protest, where “Umar Khalid told him to be prepared for something big/riots at the time of the...

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