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Sharjeel Imam moves Delhi High Court challenging rejection of bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

29 April 2022

Sharjeel Imam moves Delhi High Court challenging rejection of bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

 The High Court is already hearing an appeal contesting; the formulation of UAPA and sedition charges, as well as another bail plea by Imam.

Sharjeel Imam, a JNU student, has petitioned; the Delhi High Court to overturn the special court’s ruling refusing him bail in the Delhi riots conspiracy case.

A Division Bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Rajnish Bhatnagar will hear Imam’s appeal on Friday.

In his appeal, Imam challenges the ruling dated April 11, 2022, issued by the Additional Sessions Judge, Karkardoom Courts, dismissing his plea on the grounds that he was a member of a riot-inciting conspiracy.

“The Ld. Special Court has failed to recognize that; the entire investigation is flawed, and the charge sheet attributes events to the Appellant’s speeches to incidents of violence that; are not connected in any direct or indirect way to the Appellant, even according to; the materials relied upon in the charge sheet,” the appeal stated.

The appeal, filed by attorneys Ahmad Ibrahim, Talib Mustafa, and Kartik Venu, claimed that; Imam  detained as part of a coordinated attempt to file many FIRs and investigations against him at the same time.

“The Ld. Special Court has also failed to recognize that there absolutely no acceptable evidence to reach a prima facie conclusion that the Appellant was a part of any arrangement among the co-accused people to change the peaceful sitting protests/Chaka jams into communal rioting.” “Rather, it is the prosecution’s conceded position that; the Appellant was already in judicial custody for nearly a month previous to the date of the terrible riots that broke out in North East Delhi,” the plea added.

The Delhi High Court is already preoccupied with another bail plea and Imam’s appeal.

While he is seeking bail in the case involving his allegedly provocative speeches on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019, and a speech at Aligarh Muslim University in January 2020, his appeal is against the framing of UAPA and sedition charges.

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