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Delhi riots: Court reserves the order on bail plea of Umar Khalid, order on March 14

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Thursday reserved the order on bail plea of Umar Khalid in northeast Delhi violence larger conspiracy case registered under anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The court has fixed March 14 for pronouncement of the order.

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The counsel for the accused, Umar Khalid, on Wednesday had concluded his arguments on the bail plea. He argued that the charge sheet has no basis of facts and is a work of fiction.

On Thursday the prosecution was due to submit its rebuttal arguments.

Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat on Wednesday listed the matter for rebuttal arguments by the prosecution after hearing the submission made by the defense counsel Tridip Pais.

The defense counsel argued that chargesheet has no basis or facts, it is a work of fiction.

“There are contradictions in the statements of witnesses. There are contradictions between what witnesses say before police and what they say before magistrate while recording their statements,” the counsel said.

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Advocate Pais argued police used words like diabolical, insidious for the speech delivered at Amaravati by Umar Khalid. He argued that the speech was about Gandhi, harmony and the Constitution and not a crime.

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