‘Umar defence wants to equate case with The Trial of Chicago 7'
The Indian Express Delhi|January 12, 2022
ARGUING THAT the ultimate idea of the alleged Northeast Delhi riots conspiracy was to "overawe the government and bring it to its knees”, the prosecution Tuesday opposed the bail plea of former JNU student Umar Khalid in a UAPA case.

Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Amit Prasad said before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that the riots were "clearly a criminal conspiracy carried out in secrecy. There is a continuation after the crime and a clear attempt to cover up".

Prasad further said, "Conspiracy has to be proved taking into account circumstantial evidence," and that the riots were not a “spontaneous burst of violence”.

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