Charge sheet filed against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam

Delhi riots: Police file charge sheet before court against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam in UAPA case

The offences entail a maximum punishment of death penalty

Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid. Credit: PTI Photo

The Delhi police Sunday filed a charge sheet before a court here against former JNU student leader Umar Khalid and student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to the "conspiracy" behind the February communal violence in the northeast part of the city.

The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The have also been accused of rioting, unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, murder, promoting enmity on the ground of religion, language, caste etc and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The offences entail a maximum punishment of death penalty.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between those who supported amendments in the citizenship law and those who opposed them.

The violence left at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.