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Delhi court sends Sharjeel Imam to 1-day police custody

The case is related to violent protest against CAA and is different from sedition charges against him
 Sharjeel Imam

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 17.02.20, 09:51 AM

A Delhi court on Monday sent Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charges, to one-day police custody in a case related to violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at New Friend's colony on December 15.

This is different from the sedition case against Imam.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur sent Imam to the custody after the police said that another accused in the case disclosed that he was allegedly provoked by Sharjeel's speeches.

Imam was arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad on January 28 for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi and in Aligarh.

Police had booked Imam, who came into limelight during the ongoing protest in Shaheen Bagh, on January 26 for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches against the amended Citizenship Act and proposed National Register of Citizens.

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