JNU Student Sharjeel Imam Gets Bail In 2019 Jamia Violence Case

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Sharjeel Imam can also be accused of being the “masterminds” of the 2020 Delhi riots. (File)

New Delhi:

A Delhi court docket on Thursday granted bail to Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) pupil Sharjeel Imam in a case associated to alleged violence at Jamia Millia Islamia College in December 2019.

Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Dinesh Kumar admitted him on bail on furnishing Rs 25,000 bond with one surety of like quantity.

“Contemplating the character of the offence, and the truth that he was not arrested through the investigation, the [bail] utility is allowed,” the decide ordered.

The incident of violence within the varsity had occurred regarding pupil protests towards the Citizenship (Modification) Act (CAA) in December 2019.

The FIR beneath which he’s an accused includes offences akin to rioting, conspiracy, try to commit culpable murder, voluntarily obstructing public servant in discharge of public features, and assault beneath the Indian Penal Code.

Mr Imam will, nonetheless, stay in jail as he’s accused in three different circumstances associated to violence in Delhi.

In October, the court docket had denied bail to Mr Imam bail in reference to allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech and inciting violence through the CAA-NRC protests in 2019, saying free speech can’t be exercised at the price of communal peace and concord.

Apart from this case, Mr Imam can also be accused of being the “masterminds” of the February 2020 riots, which had left 53 individuals lifeless and over 700 injured. He has been booked beneath the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

He was additionally arrested in one other case beneath UAPA and sedition for his alleged speeches at two universities in 2019, the place he allegedly threatened to “lower off” Assam and the remainder of the Northeast from India.

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