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JNU row: Umar Khalid’s 800 calls under scanner

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ATUL KRISHAN AND SANJAY KAW
Published Feb 20, 2016, 1:58 am IST
Updated Feb 20, 2016, 10:26 am IST
Calls were made from his numbers to several places, including J&K, Bangladesh and Gulf countries between February 3 and 9.
Lawyers raise slogans as they march from Patiala House Court to India Gate against alleged anti-national activities at JNU, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 Lawyers raise slogans as they march from Patiala House Court to India Gate against alleged anti-national activities at JNU, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Call records of two mobile numbers belonging to JNU Ph.D. scholar Umar Khalid, believed by the Delhi Police to be the main organiser of the controversial February 9 event at the varsity campus where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised, have revealed that over 800 calls were made from his numbers to several places, including Jammu and Kashmir, Bangladesh and Gulf countries between February 3 and 9.

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While 38 calls are said to have been made to Jammu and Kashmir, a total of 65 calls were received on Mr Khalid’s numbers from the northern state. The call details came to light after the police intensified its search to track the former leader of the Democratic Students’ Union.

Sources said most of the calls made to Jammu and Kashmir from Mr Khalid’s numbers were to three particular numbers, while 4 to 5 calls were made to another number. While one number has been traced to an individual at the Central University of Kashmir located in Ganderbal, three other numbers belong to different persons.

A scan of the call records showed that many calls were made to numbers outside Delhi, spanning across different cities. Some calls were also made and received from Gulf countries and Bangladesh.

The source said that the call details of Mr Khalid’s numbers for the past two months showed that the frequency of phone calls to these numbers had increased since the last week of December, which is when the police suspects that the preparations for the February 9 event could have actually begun.

Mr Khalid allegedly went absconding after JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on charges of sedition. His mobile phone has also been switched off since the student leader’s arrest.

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