Sedition Case Towards Former JNU Scholar Sharjeel Imam Over Anti-CAA Violence


The chargesheet accused Sharjeel Imam of delivering seditious speeches that led to violence (File)

New Delhi:

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

The police made the allegations in its chargesheet filed earlier than the court docket in a case associated to the anti-CAA riots earlier this yr.

The company filed the ultimate report underneath numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code for sedition, selling enmity, selling enmity, hatred between completely different communities, assertion prejudicial to nationwide integration and spreading rumors and in addition underneath the sections of stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

“He’s accused of delivering seditious speeches and inciting a selected part of group to bask in illegal actions, detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” the chargesheet stated.

“Within the garb of protesting towards the Citizenship Modification Act, he exhorted individuals of a selected group to dam the highways resulting in the most important cities and resort to ‘Chakka Jam’, thereby disrupting regular life,” it stated.

It additional alleged that Sharjeel Imam brazenly defied the Structure and referred to as it a “fascist” doc.

“Within the identify of opposing ‘CAA’ he additionally brazenly propagated blocking the ‘rooster neck’ connecting the mainland India with the northeast. He additionally confirmed utter contempt and disrespect for the democratic technique of protest,” it stated.

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

Sharjeel Imam is being probed for his alleged inflammatory speech at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 13 and subsequently on January 16 at Aligarh Muslim College, the place he allegedly threatened to “reduce off” Assam and the remainder of the northeast from India. He’s at the moment lodged on the Central Jail in Guwahati the place is has examined optimistic for coronavirus.

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

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