Delhi Court takes cognizance of charge sheet under UAPA

25 November

Delhi Court takes cognizance of charge sheet under UAPA

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat of a Delhi court took notice of the charge sheet filed against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, and Faizan Khan in the Delhi riots case stating that there is enough evidence to proceed against them.
Delhi Police had filed the charge sheet earlier this month for the alleged commissions of offenses under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IPC, Arms Act, and PDPP Act.
Khalid and Imam accepted the notice through video conference from jail.
The Court has directed the issuance of soft copies of the charge sheet, as the supply of hard copies is not yet sanctioned by the Delhi high court.
The first charge sheet was filed by Delhi Police earlier this year against fifteen people for plotting a conspiracy and starting the Delhi Riots, which caused disorderliness and disruption of law and order.