Umar Khalid's bail plea to be heard on 20th May

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Umar Khalid's challenge to the trial court's order rejecting bail is now to be heard by a Delhi High Court division bench of Siddharth Mridul J. and Mr. Rajneesh Bhatnagar J. on May 20th. 

On account of the new roster of the Delhi High Court, the matter had come up before the Divison Bench of Mukta Gupta J. and Mini Pushkaran J., who directed the matter to be heard by the previous bench of Siddharth Mridul J. and Mr. Rajneesh Bhatnagar J., as the arguments were already heard in part. 

The matter is put up for hearing on Friday. 


On September 13,2020 Umar Khalid was arrested in connection with communal clashes that broke out in northeast Delhi in February 2020, after violence between Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 supporters and its protesters became out of control, leaving many people dead and several injured.

While denying Khalid bail, Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma Court found that Khalid's name is a "recurring mention" from the beginning of the conspiracy till the riots & that there are numerous statements of witnesses (recorded before magistrate and before the police) highlighting "incriminating material" against the accused Umar Khalid.

Khalid has challenged the said order before the Delhi High Court on the ground that there is no evidence linking him to the violence that erupted in Delhi during the riots. 

Cause Title:- Umar Khalid Vs. State of NCT Delhi