New Delhi : A Delhi District Court on Thursday refused to brant bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, who was arrested on charge of larger conspiracy in connection with the North-East Delhi riots of February, 2020. Violence had erupted during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Police had registered a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other provisions against Khalid and several others in connection with Delhi riots that led to death of 53 people and injuries to more than 700. Besides Khalid, police has registered case against Activist Khalid Saifi, JNU students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, Jamia Coordination Committee member Safoora Zargar, former AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain and several others under UAPA. The Counsel on behalf Khalid had moved the bail application by submitting that the accused has been falsely implicated in this case and the prosecution has failed to prove the case against him. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, after hearing arguments on behalf of the Prosecution and Defence Counsel, dismissed the bail application of accused Khalid. “On the perusal of the charge sheet and accompanying documents, for the limited purpose of the bail, I am of the opinion that allegations against accused Umar Khalid are prima facie true,” observed the court.