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File photo of former JNU student leader Umar Khalid | ANI photo

Witness accounts cooked up, case can’t be made on half-truths: Umar Khalid’s lawyer tells court

Arguing Umar Khalid's bail plea before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, advocate Trideep Pais read out 3 protected witnesses’ statements, claiming they were contradictory.
Sharjeel Imam

JNU student Sharjeel Imam denied bail by court in Delhi riots case

Denying bail to him, a Delhi court judge said Sharjeel Imam's 2019 speech was on communal lines and its content 'tend to have a debilitating effect on the peace and harmony'.
Umar Khalid, pictured leaving the Delhi Police Crime Branch office, 11 days before his arrest on 13 September 2020 | File photo: ANI

Why Umar Khalid’s Delhi riots trial hasn’t begun even a year after charge sheet was filed

Copies of charge sheet were provided to Umar Khalid in March, 6 months after it was filed. Since then, the case is stuck at the stage of scrutiny of documents.

Judge who slammed Delhi Police for ‘callous’ probe in Feb 2020 riot cases transferred

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav had repeatedly pulled up Delhi Police in Northeast Delhi riots cases. He will be replaced by special judge (CBI) Virender Bhatt.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Muslims have to constantly offer ‘proof of patriotism’. Delhi riots just amplified the extent

In an essay in 'Citizenship: Context and Challenges', Fatima Khan details the experience of covering the Delhi riots 2020 and its impact on Muslims in the city.
File photo of Delhi Police patrolling the northeast district after riots broke out in February 2020 | Representational Image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi riots ‘didn’t take place in spur of the moment’, was ‘pre-planned conspiracy’, HC says

The court said destruction of the CCTV cameras confirms the existence of a pre-planned and premeditated conspiracy to disturb law and order in the city.
Delhi Police personnel on duty at Mustafabad on 25 February 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Delhi Police forms Special Investigating Cell to monitor probe into Northeast Delhi riots

Headed by Special Commissioner of Police, Central Zone, Rajesh Khurana, the SIC is expected to expedite and streamline investigation into cases related to Delhi riots.
A police tape cordons off an area in Northeast Delhi that witnessed the communal riots | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Police forms special teams to supervise 2020 riots cases after repeated court strictures

A Delhi court, at different hearings, has pulled up the force for its 'lackadaisical attitude’ in investigating the 2020 riots cases, failure in ‘supervisory duties’, and evading responsibility.
Security personnel conduct flag march during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi | PTI

Weak evidence, witnesses fail to identify accused in 6 out of 7 Delhi riots cases on trial

Prosecution evidence has concluded in only 1 out of 7 cases before the special court, related to the February 2020 Northeast Delhi riots.
Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

Both Hindus & Muslims accused in Delhi riots case, court orders two separate trials

The court observes the case has an 'assortment of accused' from different religions, purportedly acting under two different conspiracies, says it is appropriate to separate the trial.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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