Sharjeel Imam,who is accused in Delhi riots approached the Delhi High Court seeking bail, just one day after the Supreme court directed accused who were slapped sedition charges can approach designated courts for bail.
Delhi High Court is likely to hear the case on Friday.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court has put a stay on the usage of the sedition law and has directed the Centre and states for not registering any fresh FIRs invoking sedition charges until the law is reviewed.
Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who is a former student of JNU has been charged with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly giving inflammatory speeches at Aligarh Muslim University as well as at Delhi’s Jamia area
Imam has been subsequently charged with sedition by a Delhi court.
Sharjeel Imam is represented in court through Advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir, who has recently filed a fresh plea stating that he has been in custody since 2020 even after Allahabad Court has already granted him bail opining there was no call for violence
The plea informs that an instant FIR was registered against Imam in January 2020 ,just before the Republic Day on the charges of hate speech in four states
According to the fresh plea filed through advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir, Imam has been in custody since January 2020 and the Allahabad High Court had granted bail to him in Aligarh speech FIR while opining that there was no call for violence.