New Delhi, Feb 17, 2020-
A Delhi court on Monday sent Sharjeel Imam, a JNU student facing sedition charges, to one day police remand so that his involvement in December 15 violence in Jamia Millia Islamia could be probed.
Imam has been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch in connection with the case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Gurmohina Kaur sent him to remand after another accused in the case told the police that he was provoked by Sharjeel’s speeches.
Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had turned violent on December 15 near Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. Several buses were set afire during the violence in which police and protesters sustained injuries.
He was also slapped with a sedition case last month for allegedly making inflammatory speeches against the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
He is accused of mobilising students and is currently in judicial custody in connection with the case.
In a purported video, Imam was seen talking about splitting the North-East from India to block the implementation of the NRC. (Agency)