The Delhi Police on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court to dismiss the bail plea of former JNU student Umar Khalid, who was arrested under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, for larger conspiracy in the Delhi Riots 2020.
In its reply to the bail plea, the Delhi Police said the narratives sought to be created by Khalid cannot be looked into as his defence at this stage.
The reply, filed by Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad, further said that the trial court had rightly dismissed Khalid’s plea for release, as it did not suffer from any illegality, and was a “well-reasoned order”.
Delhi Police said the length and breadth of the conspiracy and role played by different entities, WhatsApp groups and individuals in pursuance to the conspiracy behind the riots would be clearly demonstrated by the trial court orders rejecting bail to the other co-accused in the case.
Police also sought the court’s permission to rely on the underlying material from the charge sheets to oppose the bail plea.
It also said it “strongly refutes the allegation that the prosecution has dropped any allegation as is contained in the charge sheet” against Khalid or any of other co-conspirators.