Framed By Press; Delhi Police Case Based On Truncated Speech Clips Shown By Republic TV, News18: Umar Khalid In Bail Hearing

-By Nandini Chaturvedi

Seeking for bail in the Delhi riots bigger connivance case including charges under UAPA, understudy lobbyist Umar Khalid told a Delhi Court that the whole charge sheet documented by Delhi Police in FIR 59/2020 is a creation and that the body of evidence against him depends on the video cuts run by Republic TV and New 18 appearance a shortened variant of his discourse.

Disproving the indictment’s claims, Senior Advocate Trideep Pais contended under the steady gaze of Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that news channels Republic TV and News 18 ran a shortened form of a discourse conveyed by Khalid at Amravati, Maharashtra on February 17 last year.

Delhi police has only Republic TV and CNN-News18 for the case”, the legal counsellor submitted. Pais affirmed that News18 precluded a significant articulation made by Khalid with respect to require for solidarity and congruity from the video broadcasted by it.

As respects, Republic TV, Pais read out an answer letter from the divert in which it expressed that its clasp depended on a tweet made by BJP part Amit Malviya. Pais read out to the Court the answer given by Republic TV to an interest made by police under Section 91 CrPC for a duplicate of the video film. ” The recording was not recorded by our cameraperson. It was tweeted by Mr Amit Malviya..”, the answer by Republic TV.

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