Delhi riots: Court sends JNU pupil Sharjeel Imam to 4-days police custody in UAPA case

New Delhi, August 26

A Delhi court docket on Wednesday despatched JNU pupil Sharjeel Imam, arrested underneath the stringent anti terror regulation—Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to police custody for 4 days in a case associated to communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.

Imam was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday for allegedly being a part of a “premeditated conspiracy” in connection to the riots throughout protests towards the Citizenship Amendment Act.

He was produced on Wednesday by way of video conferencing earlier than Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat who accepted the demand of the Delhi Police that his custodial interrogation was essential to unearth the conspiracy within the case.

Investigators had sought 5 days police custody of Imam to probe the case lodged underneath the anti-terror regulation.

Others booked underneath the anti-terror regulation within the case are Pinjra Tod members and JNU college students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, Jamia Millia Islamia college students Asif Iqbal Tanha and Gulfisha Khatoon, former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, president of Jamia Alumni Association Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, activist Khalid Saifi, and former pupil chief Umar Khalid.

Umar Khalid has not been arrested within the case but.

The police had claimed within the FIR that Umar and his associates had instigated individuals to start out riots within the space and it was a “premeditated conspiracy”.

Imam was additionally arrested on January 28 within the case associated to violent protests towards the Citizenship Amendment Act close to the Jamia Millia Islamia University in December final 12 months.

The PhD pupil on the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) Centre for Historical Studies has been booked on sedition and different fees after purported movies of his alleged inflammatory speeches made throughout protests towards the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) had been circulated on social media.

He was additionally arrested by the Guwahati police in a case registered towards him underneath the UAPA in Assam.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled leaving a minimum of 53 individuals lifeless and round 200 injured. PTI


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