Advocate Tridip Pais for @UmarKhalidJNU in Karkardooma Court just now: opposes remand, asks for remand application copy, requests medical examination report since he's in custody
States that @UmarKhalidJNU has none of his basic needs with him, requests that these be given to him.
Advocate for @UmarKhalidJNU now reading the remand application out loud to the court, saying let us see what case they have against him
. @UmarKhalidJNU is being produced by video conference in Karkardooma Court.
In court, Umar's father @sqrIlyas1 as well as @kavisriv & I are there for him. Many other friends, loved ones are close by.
Stopped proceedings because of Internet issues. For ten minutes
Judge Amitabh Rawat is trying to communicate with @UmarKhalidJNU via video conferencing. As of now, Umar is on the video of someone (presumably cop) called Manoj Singh but the video/audio seem to be off.
@UmarKhalidJNU told the judge that his lawyer is present in court and will speak for him.
Adv TP: Umar was called for interrogation for 5 full hours on 31 July, and yesterday the whole day. What's their case? They don't even say they want to confront him, clearly they make up stuff as they go along. Tridip Pais for @UmarKhalidJNU
Let's see how callous they are about civil liberties. Why don't they say where did he speak, when, what did he say, why is it objectionable? His Amravati speech is about peace. Prosecution only has empty rhetoric. No material evidence to back their claims.
Between 23-26 Feb he wasn't even in Delhi. Advocate Pais says, even I'm against CAA, that's not a crime. What is the crime Umar is said to have committed? What do they want from him in ten days.
It's public knowledge that people have been pressured to give statements in police custody including against Umar. They say he protested. Yes we all did. So? Why are they demanding ten days
remand? Please don't indulge these petitions that have no basis.
Umar travels all night to somehow reach Delhi from Kolkata. He is fully cooperative. All the hysteria bandied about Umar, in spite of this he has been most cooperative. Two full days of interrogation are over.
Prosecution says they want to question him about "sensitive" stuff, other accused, but why so vague? Why not specific? Why hide behind "sensitive" curtain to hide the fact that they have nothing. They've questioned him already for 15 hours.
All the above tweets are rough transcript of what @UmarKhalidJNU advocate Tridip Pais said in Karkardooma Court, room 58, court of judge Amitabh Rawat
Adv Pais: there has been an attempt on this accused's life, another attack on a Co-accused in another case. His life should not be put in danger. Also when my client meets me, police can watch but they shouldn't be within earshot.
His security when he is being taken elsewhere, that is moot. - Adv Pais. Judge will dictate the order in 15 minutes
No order yet.
Order: @UmarKhalidJNU sent for 10 days police custody, will get half an hour per day to confer with his lawyer, and full security in case he is taken anywhere for investigation.

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