Delhi Riots Case: Court reserves order on JNU student Sharjeel Imam bail plea

Delhi Riots Case: Court reserves order on JNU student Sharjeel Imam bail plea

A Delhi Court on Tuesday reserved order on the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam, who is accused of delivering inflammatory speeches during the protests that followed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday reserved order on the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam, who is accused of delivering inflammatory speeches during the protests that followed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The Court is likely to pronounce the order on Imam’s bail application on November 15.

Imam is accused of making inflammatory speeches in the Jamia area of the national capital on December 13, 2019, and at Aligarh Muslim University on December 16, 2019.

An FIR was lodged against Imam under charges of Sedition of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under-provision of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

He was arrested in January 2020 in another case connecting to sedition for his provocative speeches which had stoked controversy with his “cut off Assam from India” remark.

More than 750 cases were registered over the northeast Delhi violence, in which at least 53 people were killed and several others were injured. So far, over 250 charge sheets have been filed in the riots related cases in which 1,153 accused have been charge-sheeted. 

first published:Nov. 2, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

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