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Delhi Riots: JNU Scholar Sharjeel Imam Sent To 4-Day Police Custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court docket on Wednesday despatched Jawaharlal Nehru College scholar Sharjeel Imam to four-day police custody in reference to the February Delhi riots case.

On Tuesday, the Delhi Police Particular Cell had arrested Imam in reference to the riots beneath the stringent Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA). He was introduced again to the capital from Assam two days earlier on a manufacturing warrant.

The Delhi Police had moved an software for five-day remand of Imam.

Further Session Choose Amitabh Rawat allowed an software moved by Imam’s counsel for 2 authorized interviews with him in a interval of 5 days, away from the listening to vary of police officers.

In the course of the court docket proceedings, Imam’s lawyer Surbhi Dhar opposed the five-day custody sought and requested court docket to grant it for a shorter time.

“The accused was in judicial custody for one month before the Delhi riots. Accordingly, there is limited information which can be sought from him; so five days in custody is not required.”

Imam had come into the limelight for his speech in Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia in opposition to the Citizenship (Modification) Act and the Nationwide Register of Residents on December 13 final yr and subsequently on January 16 on the Aligarh Muslim College, the place he allegedly threatened to “cut off” Assam and the remainder of the northeast from the nation.

The Delhi Police had on July 25 filed a cost sheet in opposition to Imam in reference to a case associated to his alleged inflammatory speeches through the protests in opposition to the CAA at a number of locations.

The 600-page cost sheet was filed beneath Sections 124A (sedition), 153(A) (selling enmity), 153 (assertion prejudicial to nationwide integration) (selling enmity, hatred between totally different communities, 505 (spreading rumours) of the IPC and Part 13 of Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, 1967, in Delhi’s Patiala Home court docket.

(IANS)

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