The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed charge sheet in the December 15 Jamia Millia Islamia violence case, naming Sharjeel Imam as the instigator and main conspirator.
The police filed the charge sheet in Saket court. So far, 17 arrests have been made in the case — all locals. No student of Jamia has been named in the charge sheet.
Imam, who was arrested in Bihar on January 28 on sedition charges, was sent to one-day police custody on Monday in the case related to violence at New Friends Colony. Today he has been sent to judicial custody till March 3.
Imam has already been booked by the inter-state cell of the Crime Branch under IPC sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, etc) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) over a speech he delivered at Aligarh Muslim University.
The Special Investigation Team of the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch claimed that Imam was a volunteer at the Shaheen Bagh protest until January 2.