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Chargesheet reads like web series, says Umar Khalid

New Delhi, September 3

Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA in the north-east Delhi riots conspiracy case, told the court on Friday that the chargesheet against him read like a web-series or TV news script.

Khalid and several other are accused of being the “masterminds” of the February 2020 riots which had left 53 persons dead and over 700 injured. He has sought bail in the case.

Senior Advocate Trideep Pais, representing Khalid, told Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that the chargesheet makes hyperbolic allegations against his client without any factual basis and is a result of the fertile imagination of the police officer who drafted it. — PTI

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