The accused  former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.

A Delhi courtroom has directed the Tihar Jail authorities to offer ample security and safety to former JNU scholar chief Umar Khalid, arrested below the stringent anti-terror legislation Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in jail.

He has been arrested below the anti-terror legislation in reference to the communal violence in north east Delhi in February.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat directed the Jail Superintendent to take ample steps for the protection and safety of Khalid whereas guaranteeing the applying of the jail guidelines, with none distinction or discrimination. The courtroom’s instructions got here on an software filed by the accused in search of ample safety in jail in order that he was not harmed by anybody in judicial custody.

It mentioned in its order handed on October 17 that Khalid be allowed to hold out his each day routine as per the jail guidelines.

“Since accused is in judicial custody, therefore, the jail rules including rule number 1401, as are applicable to all other inmates, have also to be equally applied to the present applicant (Khalid)… the present application is disposed off with the directions to the concerned Jail Superintendent to take adequate steps for the safety and security of the present accused Umar Khalid while ensuring the application of the jail rules without any distinction or discrimination. ,” the courtroom mentioned.

As per rule, an undertrial prisoner ought to be allowed to go away his cell early morning, work on voluntary foundation, have entry to newspapers, library books and video games.

His counsel Trideep Pais had earlier instructed the courtroom he has been attacked on a number of events previously and therefore there was apprehension of his security in jail.

He had additional mentioned that the protection and safety steps mustn’t lead to denial of Khalid’s rights in as a lot as he was not confined to a specific room citing the apprehension.

The accused is in judicial custody until October 22 within the UAPA case.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship legislation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving no less than 53 individuals lifeless and round 200 injured.

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