New Delhi: The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested JNU PhD scholar Sharjeel Imam in connection with the riots that took place in Northeast Delhi earlier in February this year. Imam has been slapped and booked on the charges of carrying out unlawful activities  under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

On Sunday, Sharjeel who was lodged in a jail in Guwahati, was brought back to Delhi from Assam on the production warrant. It is notable that the Delhi police was scheduled to bring him to the national capital on July 21 but just ahead of his departure for Delhi, Imam tested positive for COVID-19.

Imam is an accused in a case related to alleged inflammatory speeches during the protests against CAA and NRC and was currently lodged in Guwahati jail in a case related to UAPA registered by the Assam police.

Delhi Police on July 25 had filed a charge sheet against Imam in connection with a case related to his alleged inflammatory speeches during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at several places.

The 600-page charge sheet was filed, under section 124A (Sedition), 153(A) (Promoting enmity), 153 (Assertion prejudicial to national integration) (promoting enmity, Hatred between different communities, 505 (spreading rumours) IPC and Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, in Delhi’s Patiala House court.

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