2-week JC to attackers of Umar Khalid

23 Aug 2018

A Delhi court today sent two persons, who had allegedly attacked JNU student Umar Khalid at the Constitution Club here, to two-week's judicial custody.
The incident took place on August 13 and the two were arrested from Haryana a week later. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat sent the duo, Darwesh Shahpur and Naveen Dalal, to the judicial custody after they were produced before the court on expiry of their two-day police custody. The police told the court their custodial interrogation was not required. The two men, who were arrested on August 20 from Fatehabad in Haryana's Hisar district, had claimed that they were cow vigilantes and wanted to draw attention towards protection of the animal.
The duo had told the police that they had planned to disrupt the event 'Khauff se Azaadi' (Freedom from Fear) that was being held at the Constitution Club on August 13. When Dalal reached the Constitution Club, he found Khalid outside the venue and allegedly attacked him. Dalal claimed he did not fire from a pistol, as alleged by Khalid, he was carrying and it fell down while he was fleeing from there. However, police are probing Khalid's allegations about the weapon being pointed towards him.