Court rejects plea to produce Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in handcuffs

New Delhi, June 07(KMS): A Delhi court has turned down a plea of police to produce former JNU student Umar Khalid and activist Khalid Saifi in handcuffs before trial courts, noting that “they are not gangsters”.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the plea application which came up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav sought to produce the accused in 2020 anti-Muslim riots in Delhi in “handcuffs”, contending that they are “high-risk prisoners”.

The judge dismissed the plea observing that it is devoid of merits and filed in a mechanical manner and without application of mind by the high echelons of the Delhi Police and prison authority.

“The accused persons, who are sought to be produced in fetters and handcuffs, are admittedly not previous convicts. They are not even gangsters,” the Additional Sessions Judge stated in an order dated June 5.

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