Sharjeel Imam moves to Delhi High Court seeking Interim Bail

Sedition Law

NEW DELHI: Sharjeel Imam moves to Delhi HC seeking interim Bail. Two FIRs are filed against him involving the offense of Sedition under sec. 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

The pleas have been moved in two different FIRs seeking interim bail, pending final disposal of the regular bail pleas. Imam was arrested by the Delhi Police. He was charged under UAPA. The FIR relates to the alleged inflammatory speeches made by him in Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia area in Delhi against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

On the other hand, FIR 242/2019 relates to a 2019 case alleging that Sharjeel Imam delivered provocative speeches which led to Delhi Riots at various places.

The Trial Court had framed charges against Imam in the matter under Sections 124A (sedition), 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc.), 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC along with Section 13 (Punishment for unlawful activities) of the UAPA.

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