Sedition Case Against Former JNU Student 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 pupil Sharjeel Imam with sedition earlier than a Delhi court docket for allegedly inciting individuals to take pleasure 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 12 months.

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

“He’s accused of delivering seditious speeches and inciting a specific part of neighborhood to take pleasure in illegal actions, detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” the chargesheet mentioned.

“Within the garb of protesting towards the Citizenship Modification Act, he exhorted individuals of a specific neighborhood to dam the highways resulting in the foremost cities and resort to ‘Chakka Jam’, thereby disrupting regular life,” it mentioned.

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

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

The court docket is prone 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 constructive for coronavirus.

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

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