Anti-CAA riots: Sharjeel Imam charged with sedition

New Delhi, July 25

The Delhi Police on Saturday charged former JNU pupil Sharjeel Imam with sedition earlier than a court docket right here for allegedly inciting folks to bask in actions detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

The police made the allegations in its cost sheet filed earlier than the court docket in a case associated to anti-CAA riots earlier this 12 months.

The company filed the ultimate report underneath varied sections together with 124-A (Sedition), 153(A) (Promoting enmity), 153-A (selling enmity, Hatred between completely different communities), 153-B (Assertion prejudicial to nationwide integration) and 505 (spreading rumors) of IPC and underneath the sections of stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

“He is accused of delivering seditious speeches and inciting a particular section of community to indulge in unlawful activities, detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” the cost sheet mentioned.

“In the garb of protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, he exhorted people of a particular community to block the highways leading to the major cities and resort to ‘Chakka Jam’, thereby disrupting normal life,” it mentioned.

It additional alleged that Iman overtly defied the Constitution and referred to as it a “fascist” doc.

“In the name of opposing ‘CAA’ he also openly propagated blocking the ‘chicken neck’ connecting the mainland India with the Northeast. He also showed utter contempt and disregard for the democratic means of protest,” it mentioned.

The court docket is more likely to take up the matter for listening to on July 27.

Imam is being probed for his alleged inflammatory speech at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 13 and subsequently on January 16 at Aligarh Muslim University, the place he allegedly threatened to “cut off” Assam and the remainder of the Northeast from India. He is at the moment lodged at Guwahati Central Jail.

The police had earlier submitted earlier than the court docket that after his speech on December 13, widespread arson and violence passed off in varied elements of Delhi, and that a number of protest websites emerged after his January 16 speech.

He is at the moment lodged in Guwahati Jail and has been discovered to be coronavirus optimistic. — PTI

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