Delhi, 8th November: A prosecution has been sanctioned by the Delhi government against Umar Khalid, the former JNU student leader who was arrested under UPA act on September 13 during the February communal violence of northeast Delhi.

We have given prosecution sanction in all the Delhi riots related cases registered by the police. Now, it is up to the courts to see who are the accused,” reported a senior Delhi government functionary.

Prosecution sanction against Khalid from both the Delhi government and the Union Home Ministry was received. He was arrested under the stringent anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

We have received prosecution sanction against Umar Khalid in connection with a case registered against him under the UAPA. We have received sanctions from both the Delhi government and the Ministry of Home Affairs“, said the officer.

He also reported that the prosecution sanctions were received a fortnight ago, so the Delhi Police can now name Khalid in their supplementary charge sheet.

To prosecute one under section 13 of the UAPA, we need sanction from the Ministry of Home Affairs, which we have already received. For prosecution under section — 16,17 and 18 of the UAPA, we have received sanction from the Delhi government,” the officer said.