Outmoded JNU student Umar Khalid on Monday accused the media of operating a “vicious marketing and marketing campaign” in opposition to him and claimed that it’s miles hampering a free and aesthetic trial in the UAPA case in opposition to him.
Khalid, who has been charged below the stringent UAPA in a Delhi riots case, also questioned how the media had salvage entry to to the chargesheet sooner than his counsel was once given a copy of the doc by the court.
Khalid and his legal professionals claimed that obvious sections of the media bear “time and again” reported from the “supplementary chargesheet below FIR 101”, The Quint reported.
On Monday, Khalid talked about that his legal professionals, Trideep Pais, Sanya Kumar and Rakshanda Deka, had now not received a copy of the chargesheet till 4 January, however the media had reported on the Delhi Police’s price of conspiracy in opposition to him in the final week of December 2020.
“I am asserting with absolute fear that this sample of media reporting on the chargesheet sooner than the accused salvage a copy of it, is prejudicial to the trial. The media says that in my confessional statements (disclosure statements) I bear admitted to my role in the riots, how does that salvage sense after I gave it in writing that I had now not signed any statement whereas in police custody on 4 October. I am effectively wide awake that these confessional statements are now not admissible in court, but there could be an obvious sample of chosen disclosure statements being leaked, so conserving that in thoughts I inquire of you inquire of the Investigating Officer how right here’s being leaked over and over. Right here is affecting my correct to a free and aesthetic trial,” Khalid was once quoted as asserting in court on Monday.
“Total lack of ethics, media experiences now not utilizing the arena ‘alleged’ whereas reporting, but bigger inquire of is how chargesheet is reaching media. Please inquire of the Investigating Officer,” He was once extra quoted as asserting by Indian Explicit.
Khalid has been named as an accused in a case in reference to the violence that erupted in Delhi in February 2020, which led to the deaths of over 50 folks. In its nearly 100-internet page chargesheet in opposition to Khalid, the Delhi Police reportedly claimed that Khalid had “conspired” to fuel the riots with other accused and ragged AAP councillor Tahir Hussain.
With inputs from PTI