New Delhi: Delhi Police has opposed the bail application of JNU alumnus Umar Khalid. Not only that, the prosecution has compared the conspiracy of the February 2020 riots to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. During the court hearing, Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad accused Umar Khalid of organizing rallies against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and monitoring the protest site.

What did the Special Public Prosecutor say in court?
The Special Public Prosecutor said the demonstration was planned and tested by “masking” secular protests. Opposing Umar Khalid’s bail plea before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, the prosecution said, “Just before 9/11, all the people involved had arrived at a special place and underwent training. They had gone to their respective places a month before. In this case. But that is exactly what happened.

‘Delhi riots likened to 9/11 attacks’
Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad further said, “The context of the 9/11 episode is very pertinent. The man behind 9/11 never went to America. The conspiracy was hatched by a meeting in Malaysia. WhatsApp chats were not available at that time. Today we have documents available that he was part of the group. This is the basis for showing that violence was to take place.

Umar Khalid opposes bail
The plaintiff further told the court that the issue of the 2020 protests was not a matter for the CAA or the NRC but to embarrass the government and take steps to make it headlines in the international media. On the last date of the hearing, the prosecution told the court that all the protest sites were selected because of their proximity to the mosques, but it was named secularism with one purpose.

A case has been registered against Umar Khalid under UAPA
In the case of the Delhi riots, Umar Khalid and many others were charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). He was accused of being the ‘mastermind’ of the riots. The riots killed 53 people and injured more than 700.

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