A Delhi court has dismissed the plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) alumnus leader Omar Khalid seeking permission to visit his family during police custody. Omar has been arrested under the strict anti-terrorism law, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Khalid is in 10 days police custody till September 24 in connection with a major conspiracy of communal violence in North East Delhi in February. He was arrested on 13 September and the next day, the court handed him over to the police for questioning, saying that this was an appropriate case of police custody.
The police had said that she wanted to confront him with the 11 lakh-page document in this case. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat rejected his plea to meet the family and said that it is not worthy of consideration. The judge said in his order on September 19, "After looking into the facts in totality and after looking into the circumstances of the case, I do not see this application as being considered and the petition is dismissed."
In the petition filed through his lawyer, Khalid said that while being taken into custody, he was verbally assured on behalf of the police that he would be allowed to meet the family but not allowed.
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