Sedition case against Sharjeel Imam, charges framed in provocative speech case

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New Delhi : Activist Sharjeel Imam will be tried for sedition in the inflammatory speech case. A Delhi court on Monday framed charges against Sharjeel Imam under several sections of the IPC including sedition charges against Sharjeel Imam. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat ruled IPC sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion), 153B (making statements against the integrity of the country), 505 (mischievous statements) and 13 (unlawful activities). Punishment for) The case is related to allegedly making inflammatory speeches against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jamia area of ​​the capital and Aligarh Muslim University.

Sharjeel is in judicial custodyAn FIR was registered against Imam by Delhi Police in 2020. Later, sections of UAPA were also added to it. According to the FIR, the alleged inflammatory speeches were made at two places. Sharjeel Imam delivered a speech at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi on 13 December 2019. After this on 16 January 2020 at Aligarh Muslim University. Sharjeel Imam is in judicial custody since January 2020.

Also accused of being the ‘mastermind’ of Delhi riotsAn FIR was registered at Jamia Nagar Police Station regarding the violence that took place in Jamia on December 13-14, 2019. The police had filed a chargesheet in the case on July 25, 2020. Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 was also added to the chargesheet in Delhi’s Patiala House Court. Apart from this case, Imam is also accused of being the mastermind of the February 2020 riots in which 53 people were killed and over 700 were injured.

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[Attribution to NBT]

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