The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the bail plea filed by activist Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi Riots conspiracy case due to non-availability of counsel on both sides. [Umar Khalid v. State of NCT of Delhi].

A Bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Satish Chandra Sharma adjourned the hearing to after Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal representing Khalid as well as Additional Solicitor General SV Raju for the Delhi Police were unavailable.

The Bench proposed to list the matter next week. However, since Sibal will be arguing before a Constitution Bench, the Court adjourned the matter to January.

Khalid has moved the top court challenging an October 2022 Delhi High Court judgment denying bail to him.

He was arrested by the Delhi Police in September 2020 and charged with criminal conspiracy, rioting, unlawful assembly as well as several other offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

He is remained in jail since then.

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