New Delhi: Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam, accused of sedition has been named as an instigator in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the violence that took place in the capital city on December 15 last year. Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) had turned violent on December 15 near Delhi’s Jamia Nagar after several buses were set on fire in which several police officials and protesters were left injuried. Also Read - Sharjeel Imam Admits That Viral Video is Genuine, Believes India Should be Islamic State: Delhi Police
If reports are to be believed, Imam’s name was mentioned in the chargesheet after an accused in the December 15 violence claimed that he was provoked by the former JNU scholar’s inflammatory speeches. News agency PTI has reported that the Delhi police, along with the chargesheet, had also attached CCTV, call detail records and statements of over 100 witnesses as evidence against Imam. Also Read - 'Sedition Laws Misused, Govt Should be Questioned,' Kanhaiya Kumar Backs Sharjeel Imam
Notably the police is investigating two cases. While the first relates to clashes between anti-CAA protesters and cops, the second case related to the police crackdown at Jamia univeristy .
Earlier on Monday, a Delhi court had sent him to one-day police custody in the case related to the violence at New Friends Colony. Today, he has been remanded to 14-day judicial custody.
Imam had hit the headlines after his provocative speeches at the Jamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) went viral, following which he was slapped with sedition. On January 28, he was arrested from Jehanabad district of Bihar.