Officials said on Friday that the Delhi Police had received the approval from the AAP government to run the case against Khalid.
New Delhi| Arvind Kejriwal government has approved to prosecute former JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid accused in Delhi Riots 2020 under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act i.e. UAPA. Officials said on Friday that the Delhi Police had received the approval from the AAP government to run the case against Khalid.
A senior Delhi government official said, “We have approved the prosecution in every case filed by the police in the Delhi riots case. Now it is up to the court to see who is the accused.” Approval has been given to prosecute Umar Khalid in the alleged conspiracy case in the Delhi riots.
Delhi Police also got approval from Home Ministry. Now Delhi Police can include Khalid’s name in his supplementary charge sheet.
“We have received prosecution sanction against Umar Khalid in connection with a case registered against him under the UAPA. We have received sanctions from both the Delhi government and the Ministry of Home Affairs,” the officer said.
“To prosecute under Section 13 of UAPA, we need the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs to run a case against someone, which we have already got. We have got the approval from the Delhi government to run the case under sections 16, 17 and 18 of the UAPA Act,” the official added.
Umar Khalid was arrested on 13 September under the UAPA Act for the riots that took place in North-East Delhi in February this year. More than 50 people died in the Delhi riots.
A person made accused under this law cannot get anticipatory bail. Under this law, the accused has to prove in court that he is innocent. The onus to prove the accused guilty is not on the prosecution.