SC adjourns hearing on Umar Khalid’s bail plea due to paucity of time

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former JNU scholar and activist Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots case.

Citing paucity of time, the bench comprising Justice Bela Trivedi and Dipankar Datta adjourned the hearing till November 1.

Khalid has filed special leave petition against the Delhi High Court’s decision to deny him bail last year.

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Khalid, said that he could demonstrate in 20 minutes that there was no case against Khalid.

“He is a young student, PhD holder, three years behind bars, it is going on,” Sibal requested the court to consider the hearing on Thursday.

Appearing for the Delhi Police, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju said that the delay in the trial was caused due to the accused filing interlocutory applications.

“They are not allowing the charges to be framed…”

Sibal in response said that the five supplementary charge sheets have been filed in the case.

He further added that three co-accused Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha in the case have been granted bail.

Khalid has been behind bars for more than three years in connection with the Delhi riots case. He is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in the larger conspiracy for Delhi communal violence that broke out in February 2020.

‘Not satisfied with your illness’: SC refuses to entertain Senthil Balaji’s plea seeking medical bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea filed by jailed Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji seeking bail on medical grounds in connection with the alleged...

Supreme Court has always acted as a ‘people’s court’, says CJI Chandrachud

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday said that the Supreme Court has acted as a "people's court" in the last seven decades. He said that...

Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Delhi court refuses death penalty to 4 convicts, orders life sentences

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sentenced four men convicted in the 2008 murder case of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan to life imprisonment, while the fifth convict was sentenced...

Delhi court extends Sanjay Singh’s judicial custody till Dec 4

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday extended the judicial custody of AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh by 10 days in connection with a money laundering case into the...

PMLA judgement review: With ‘heavy heart’, Justice S.K. Kaul recommends constitution of new bench

New Delhi: With a “heavy heart”, Supreme Court judge Justice S.K. Kaul said on Thursday that the pleas challenging the powers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) be placed before Chief...

Review plea filed against same-sex marriage verdict in SC seeks open court hearing

New Delhi: The petitioners demanding marriage equality rights have sought an open court hearing of the review petition filed against the Supreme Court Constitution Bench's recent ruling refusing to grant...

SC to hear pleas challenging constitutionality of sedition in January

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it will hear the batch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of the colonial-era penal provision of sedition in January next year....

Lingayat mutt sex scam: K’taka HC stays investigation of cases against accused seer

Bengaluru: In a big relief to rape accused Lingayat seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of the historical Jagadguru Murugha Rajendra Bruhanmath of Chitradurga, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, issued a...

‘Will stay advertising budget & attach it,’ SC reprimands Delhi govt

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that advertisement funds of the Delhi government be attached towards fulfillment of its share for construction of the Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat corridor...

What was Guv doing for 3 years: SC questions TN Governor over delay in clearing Bills

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday raised questions over the delay by Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi in giving assent to the Bills passed by the state legislature. A...

Delhi Chief Secretary moves HC, seeks removal of defamatory article by ‘The Wire’ in Dwarka Expressway compensation case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar has moved the Delhi High Court, seeking directions for online news portal ‘The Wire’ to remove a report claiming that Kumar's son had...

SC issues notice on Kerala’s plea against Governor’s inaction to assent bills

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a plea filed by the state of Kerala against "inaction" on the part of the Governor Arif Mohammed Khan in...

Read Previous

Men’s ODI WC: Kohli-Naveen share warm hugs to bury the hatchet, leaves netizens in frenzy

Read Next

Batla House encounter: Delhi HC commutes Ariz Khan’s death penalty to life imprisonment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :